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 70 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 S.T.E.M (science, technology, engineering and math).

At our 2016 annual Girls in Aviation Day, girls were introduced to some of the many possibilities available in a career in aviation. The event at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, as part of their annual Air Show, included an exclusive “meet and greet” with the Blue Angels pilots and the chance to see one of the F/A-18 Hornet jets up close.

Yvonne Mayfield is a San Diego native interested in aviation since she was about 10 years old. While working for Parks and Recreation, a field trip to the Museum of Flight in Seattle sparked her interest in aviation and space. She later began volunteering at the San Diego Air & Space Museum assisting in many departments from restoration, library and archives to education events. Yvonne is currently a NASA Solar System Ambassador, advocating for space exploration in San Diego. She is working to establish a nonprofit to provide local support and resources for opportunities in  the New Space Economy.

Thank You to our Chapter Sponsors!

Thursday, March 9th


The Winner of the WAISD 2016 Aviation Career Scholarship is Announced

Women in Aviation International (WAI) San Diego Chapter is pleased to announce the winner of their 2016 Aviation Career Scholarship. Chapter President Jill Meyers awarded the $2,500 scholarship to Eileen Shea Davis to recognize Shea’s aviation accomplishments and her impressive career goals.

Chapter Meeting with

Guest Speaker

U.S. Navy Commander

Bobby "Downtown" Brown