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!


Please welcome a new member Yvonne Heimann!
As a web designer and business efficiency coach running multiple businesses, Yvonne has over 10 years of experience organizing, strengthening, and streamlining businesses into profitability and success.  Since moving to the US in 2007, she has been helping entrepreneurs to successfully run sustainable businesses while also enjoying life. In 2014, when she lost her husband to cancer, Yvonne was determined to resume her passion for building “bulletproof businesses”.

Yvonne has recently developed a passion for aviation. She is eager to learn more in our chapter and  start studying for her private pilot license soon!

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