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.

Thank You to our Chapter Sponsor!

Nick is currently a senior in high school in Dana Point. Nick started flying in August of 2015 where he took his first discovery flight and fell in love with aviation ever since. He received his private pilots license on his 17th birthday, becoming one of only 238 Americans to ever do this. Shortly after, he began working on his instrument and received it in September. Now, he is working on his commercial rating and hopes to become an instructor. Nick also serves as President of San Diego Aviation Explorer Post 120 where he helps students further their interest in aviation. Nick loves anything related to aviation and is pursuing his dream to the fullest!

WAISD gets new president

Wings of Freedom April 20-22 @ CRQ!