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).

Bibianna Saldivar-Monge has been a member of WAI San Diego for about one year. She is a 13 year old honor roll student taking flying
lessons! Her goal is to earn her private pilot license when she turns 17. Bibianna hopes to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University after graduating from high school. Her dream is to work for a major airline as a commercial pilot. Bibianna said that after taking her discovery flight, she knew this is what she wanted to do. 

Thank You to our Chapter Sponsors!

Sally Ride Science

Junior Academy Scholarship Winner!

Women in Aviation International (WAI) San Diego Chapter is pleased to announce that Karina Orozco, a sophomore at Irvine High School, has been selected to receive a scholarship provided to us by UCSD Extension, to attend the Sally Ride Science Junior Academy.

Join us for our May Chapter Meeting with special Guest Speaker

Cynthia (C.J.) Bixby

Chief, Systems Engineering and Integration Branch at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

Our 2016 annual Girls in Aviation Day event was held at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar as 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!