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!

Julie Keane has been a Certified flight Instructor (CFI) since 1987. In 1991 she was a First Officer for Midway Commuter Airlines in Chicago. She holds Airline Transport Pilot (ATP), Commercial Single engine Land and Seaplane Certificates. In 2004 she opened her own flight school at Ramona Airport.  In 2006 she was privileged to become a Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) for the San Diego FSDO. She is a member of the FAA “FAAST” team and periodically speaks to various aviation groups in San Diego.
Julie considers herself privileged to be part of the WAI, San Diego Chapter. She participated in the 2019 “Girls in Aviation Day” in the USS Midway's Flight Simulator room.

2019 Girls in Aviation Day was a smashing success!


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