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 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 4th annual Girls in Aviation Day was held on October 13, 2018 at the San Diego International Airport. Click on the "Girls in Aviation Day" tab to see more!


Lt Catherine Durand is a pilot for the Coast Guard and graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 2014. For her first assignment, she was assigned to a 154-foot cutter in Key West, FL. Catherine then attended Naval Flight Training and earned her wings in June of this year as a rotary pilot. After completion of training, Lt Durand will be here at Coast Guard Sector San Diego and will be flying the Sikorsky MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter.

Thank You to our Chapter Sponsors!

First Chapter Meeting of 2019!

New Scholarship Announced at WAISD End-of-Year Event

WAI San Diego chapter End-of-the-Year event was held at the Gillespie Field Annex of the San Diego Air & Space Museum. We will be awarding a scholarship to help one person attend the 2019 International Women in Aviation Conference in March in Long Beach, CA.