Air Force

Lt. Colonel

Amy Gangolea


September 24: Chapter Meeting with Guest Speaker Air Force Pilot Lt Col Amy Gangolea

October 5: Girls in Aviation Day on the USS Midway

October 5: Ramona Air Fair & Fly-in


PAST EVENTS in 2019:

February: Chapter Meeting with Guest Speaker Robin Kardon, retired pilot and author of the novel "Flygirl"

March: 30th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, Long Beach, CA

April: Chapter Meeting - Mentor Program

May: Spring Gala, The Thursday Club

June: Chapter Meeting with Guest Speakers Josh & Julie Hochberg from Carlsbad Jet Center

July: 15th Annual, African Culture Fest - "Women, Aviation & S.T.E.A.M", City Heights

August 27: Airport Manager Career Panel at the San Diego International Airport


PAST EVENTS in 2018:

January: Chapter Social @ The 94th Aero Squadron at KMYF

February: Chapter meeting with Guest Speaker Brandon Gonzales @ The Landings & KCRQ Tower Tour

March: Chapter meeting with Guest Speaker Alan Cutsinger, Wings Of Freedom Tour Presentation @ Miramar College

April: Wings of Freedom Tour at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad

May: WAISD Celebrates Memorial Day aboard the USS Midway

June: Tour of Southern California TRACON (SCT) with Angel Flight West

June: Brunch at the Landings at Carlsbad

​July: Happy hour at The 94th Aero Squadron

​August: Paint Nite at Westroot Tavern

September: Dinner at Casa Machado at KMYF

​September: Women in STEM Networking Event

​September: MCAS Miramar Air Show

​October: Ramona Air Fair & Fly-In

October: Girls in Aviation Day at San Diego International Airport

December: End-of-the-Year Event at the San Diego Air & Space Museum Annex

Aircraft Commander, Lt. Col. Amy Gangolea, 729th Airlift Squadron, will be our featured speaker in September. Amy participated in our panel at last year's GIAD where she told girls she was the only female pilot in her squadron when she began her aviation career. Gangolea says that a career in aviation is a reality and that her advice is “if you want it, put yourself there.”

Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30 pm

Atlantic Aviation

2100 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92011