We are the San Diego Chapter of Women in Aviation International (WAI), a nonprofit 501c3 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 STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

Our 5th annual Girls in Aviation Day was held on October 5-6, 2019 on the USS Midway. The museum hosted 200 girls between the ages of 8 to 17 on a specially tailored, aviation-themed Youth Overnight Program. Click on the "Girls in Aviation Day" tab to see more!


Betty Sciscoe is an Aviation Electrical Technician (Avionics) Second Class Petty Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard and has been an aviation enthusiast since childhood!  She certified as an Airframe and Powerplant Technician at age 19. At 23, she pursued a different aviation path with the Coast Guard: flying as aircrew and saving lives. She has worked and flown on the C-130 Hercules in Kodiak, Alaska and MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter in San Diego, CA.
Currently, Betty is working toward becoming a Flight Mechanic for the MH-60 - the aircrew member who operates the hoist cable for rescue swimmers and survivors. This year she finished ground school and six flight hours toward her Private Pilot Certificate.

July 9th @5:30 pm

on Zoom


Tenille Cromwell

will be our guest speaker

Email waisd.pres@gmail.com for the Zoom invite

Thank You to our Sponsors!

Online Auction


Check out our online auction that will run from

Noon on Thursday, August 20th to

Monday, August 24th, 2020, at 9 pm