Our outreach event included discussing Women in Aviation, our mission, the benefits of membership, and GIAD.

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.

Cynthia is currently an IFR student at Coast Flight Training. Where she also has the opportunity to work as their Recruitment and Enrollment Assistant Coordinator. She joined the chapter during the summer of 2017. She was also last years WAISD scholarship recipient! She obtained her Associates degree of Science in Professional Aeronautics from Miramar College. Cynthia is also a full-time student at San Diego State University obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in French with a minor in Communications. Her aviation goals are to become a CFII, build her hours, and go to the airlines. 

Thank You to our Chapter Sponsor!

WAI San Diego Chapter Represents at USS Midway Memorial Day Event

September 8th


​Dinner at Casa Machado!