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Local Girls Introduced to Aviation in Free Program

Women in Aviation Chapter Hosts Girls in Aviation Day in 2017

The Women With Wings Chapter of Women in Aviation International (WAI) has announced that a free program is offered to local girls ages 11 to 17 years to introduce them to the possibilities available in a career in aviation. 

“We want our local girls to see that there are exciting careers available to them as engineers, astronauts, pilots, dispatchers, air traffic controllers, and dozens of other jobs within the aviation community,” says WAI Women With Wings President Laura Holland O'Brien. “We will introduce the girls to role models and educate them in a fun and supportive atmosphere.” We are very fortunate to be able to partner with Boeing, Jet Linx and Trans States Airlines for this annual event.

The Women With Wings Chapter will join Women in Aviation International chapters around the world on September 23, 2017, for an outreach event to inspire the next generation of women in aviation. Chapters all over the world are putting on their own, unique programs, and U.S. states are proclaiming September 23, 2017 to be Girls in Aviation Day in their state.  Attendees will also be able to earn the new Girl Scout Aviation Girl Fun Patch. 

“The program is free for participants and their chaperones,” added Laura Holland- Obrien. “We just want to see girls interacting with positive role models and considering aviation as they make their college and career plans.”

Women in Aviation International is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to providing networking, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women and men who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries. For more information, contact WAI at 3647 State Route 503 South, West Alexandria, OH 45381, Phone (937) 839-4647; Fax (937) 839- 4645 or through www.wai.org.

Women With Wings -  Girls in Aviation Day Media Contact:

Laura Holland- O’Brien - Media Liaison

Women in Aviation International-  Women With Wings – St. Louis Chapter of Women in Aviation

Phone: 202.909.8362

Email: Wai.stlouis@gmail.com

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