We are the San Diego Chapter of Women in Aviation International (WAI), a nonprofit 501c(3) organization dedicated to providing networking, education, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries.
Our San Diego chapter has over 60 members including private, charter, corporate, airline and military pilots; student pilots and flight instructors; aerospace engineers; airport managers and General Aviation business staff; flight attendants; air traffic controllers; and aviation enthusiasts. We focus on networking, career development and mentoring, fun events and tours, and are huge supporters of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
Our 2016 annual Girls in Aviation Day event was held at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
part of their annual Air Show, and featured an exclusive “meet and greet” with the Blue Angels pilots
and their F/A-18 Hornet jets up close!
Dr. Aubrie O'Rourke hails from Merced in the Central Valley of CA. She was encouraged by her mother from a young age to think outside of the box and indeed she did. She began this in the traditional way by heading to college at UCSD after high school at this time she realized her passion for science and the adventure that studying Marine Science could bring. During her undergraduate years she worked as an aquarium husbandry apprentice...
Thank You to our Chapter Sponsors!
Our very own Anna Eppink will be talking to us about life as a glider pilot and will be bringing her glider to display for the chapter.
Food and live music!
Women in aviation breaking barriers
July Chapter Event!
When Jill Meyers was a girl, she was fascinated with flight. She built model airplanes and pedaled her bike to the local airport to watch the planes. But, she had no role models. “Most of the time I was told ‘no, you can’t do that,’ or ‘no, you shouldn’t do that.’”
Meyers is dedicated to the advancement of women in the flying world, whether in the cockpit or on the tarmac.