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!
Cynthia Hernandez is 22 years old, born and raised in San Diego. She graduated from Miramar College with an AS in Professional Aeronautics and has an AA in French from City College. Through professors at Miramar, she was offered scholarships and was part of the "Take Flight" program at San Diego Int'l Airport. Currently a full time student at San Diego State, she is working on her private pilot license, and will solo next month. Cynthia is also the Recruiting and Enrollment Assistant Coordinator at Coast Flight Training.
Thank You to our Chapter Sponsors!
Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017
Women in aviation breaking barriers
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.