Photos from our 2015 event

Girls in Aviation Day 2015 

WAI San Diego's 2015 Girls in Aviation Day event was held on September 22nd at Premier Jet (now Atlantic Aviation), at McClellan-Palomar Airport. We hosted 45 girls and boys between the ages of 5 and 16, mostly from local community organizations including Girls, Inc. and the Boys and Girls Club of Oceanside.

The day included a career panel of eight women in different aviation jobs: an aerospace engineer, an air traffic controller, an airframe & powerplant mechanic, an airline pilot, a charter pilot, a Naval Aviator, a flight attendant, and the founder/CEO of a drone company. The kids had the opportunity to climb inside and learn about two different airplanes, an L-3 jet trainer and a corporate business jet.

Ten education-related organizations, including Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Miramar College, set up information tables  and spoke about aviation academic programs.

Our local Navy colleagues flew in an MH-60 Seahawk helicopter with an all-female crew, definitely the highlight of the day! The girls talked with the crew and learned about helicopters and being a Naval aviator.