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 2017 annual Girls in Aviation Day event was held at Jet Source at the Palomar-McClellan Airport in Carlsbad, CA. With the help of the Women in Aviation Greater LA Chapter, our event was a huge success!

The day ended with an MH-60 helicopter fly-in and static display with an all female flight crew.

Kaitlyn G. is currently a Junior at Rancho Buena Vista High School. She is currently a student pilot pursuing her Private Pilot license and plans to take her checkride on her 17th birthday. Once she is certified, she will pursue her IFR rating and continue on to a commercial rating. Kaitlyn is the Operational VP of San Diego Aviation Explorer Post 120, where she motivates kids her age, especially girls, to pursue their goals in their respected aviation fields.

Thank You to our Chapter Sponsors!

Join us for our end of year celebration!

December Holiday Party

WAISD scholarship time!
What would YOU use it for?

The San Diego Chapter is awarding a scholarship of $500. The funds can be applied toward attending the 2018 WAI Conference in Reno, flight instruction, maintenance training, aviation textbooks for school, space camp–follow your dream!