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 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!


Debi Carpenter is the owner and founder of DC Marketing.  She's worked for companies in aircraft sales, management, charter, fuel, avionics and maintenance, manufacturers, and flight training companies and found a love for the industry. In 2011 she learned to fly the Cirrus SR20.  She was the Executive Director of Southern California Aviation Association (SCAA), and currently serves on the Leadership Committee for National Business Aviation (NBAA) as well as Executive Director of Eco-Aviation Foundation International. Her wisdom to colleagues is to "diversify, volunteer and surround yourself by inspiring people.  You never know what doors will open for you."  

Please join us for our September

Chapter Meeting

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Jill Meyers elected as a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society

Thank You to our Sponsors!

Congratulations to Chapter President Jill Meyers, who has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, the world’s only professional body dedicated to the entire aerospace community.
We are so proud of Jill for her life-long dedication to aviation and aerospace, and for her passion for inspiring others and mentoring so many young women.