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5th Annual International Girls In Aviation Day. October 5, 2019

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Established in 2014, this WAI program introduces young girls (ages 8-17) to aviation and aerospace through various activities and learning experiences.

The 5th Annual International GIAD will be held October 5, 2019, at locations around the world, hosted by both WAI chapters and corporate members.

In 2019, WAI expects to exceed the more than 15,000 girls at over 90 events held in 36 states and 14 countries. Partner donations ensure the continued growth of this unique outreach event to tomorrow’s potential
aviation/aerospace workforce.

Women in Aviation International values its strategic partnerships to support the explosive growth of Girls in Aviation Day (GIAD). Supporting GIAD shows your company’s investment in the future of the aviation and aerospace industry.

DID YOU KNOW? In December 2017, two legislative bills, one in the Senate and one in the House titled Promoting Women in the Aviation Workforce Act of 2017 were signed. The Senate bill, among other things cited Women in Aviation International’s Girls in Aviation Day as a program that helps “young women be introduced to the different opportunities that are open to women in the aviation and aerospace industry.” The House of Representatives, introduced the Women in Aerospace Education Act, designed to engage girls at a young age to enter fields that have historically had few women participating.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SPONSORING A GIRLS IN AVIATION DAY EVENT: 

https://www.wai.org/sites/default/files/assets/GIAD/2019/giad_sponsoropps_2019_sep19.pdf

 

2019 FLORIDA EVENTS:

WAI ERAU Daytona Beach and Worldwide Chapters

Daytona Beach, Florida

Event Date:  Spring 2020

Contact Person:  Bettina Mrusek

Contact Phone: 619-857-3410

Contact Email:  bettina.mrusek@gmail.com

Space is limited and reservations are required. Please email the chapter to RSVP.

 

WAI Gold Coast Chapter together with Pratt & Whitney/United Technologies & Treasure Coast 99s

North Palm Beach, Florida

Event Date:  October 5, 2019

Contact Person:  Kathleen Galligan & Candice Wettstein

Contact Email:  WAI.GC.chapter@gmail.com

Space is limited and reservations are required. Please email the chapter to RSVP.

 

WAI Lakeland Chapter

Lakeland, Florida

Event Date:  October 5, 2019

Contact Person:  Audrey Baxcajay

Contact Email:  lakelandwai@gmail.com

Contact Phone:  727-631-1773

Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/WAIKLAL/

 

WAI Space Coast Chapter

Melbourne, Florida

Event Date:  October 5, 2019

Contact Person:  Molly Blackford

Contact Email:  fitflygirls@gmail.com

Contact Phone:  440-321-3403

 

WAI Central Florida Chapter with WAI Corporate Member Laura Spolar

Orlando, Florida

Event Date:  October 5, 2019

Contact Person:  Laura Spolar

Contact Email:  spolar197@gmail.com

Contact Phone:  407-493-1730

Event Website:  www.wai-cfl.org

Reservations are required - Please visit the chapter's website for attendance details.

 

WAI Corporate Member: National Flight Academy

Pensacola, Florida

Event Date:  October 5, 2019

Contact Person:  Jessica Mitchener

Contact Email:  jmitchener@nationalflightacademy.com

Contact Phone:  850-308-8948

Event Website:  www.nationalflightacademy.com

Reservations are required - Please visit the www.nationalflightacademy.com for details.

 

WAI Corporate Member: Sebring Airport & Airport Authority

Sebring, Florida

Event Date:  October 12, 2019

Contact Person:  Beverly Glarner

Contact Email:  Bev@sebring-airport.com

Contact Phone: 863-314-1301

Event Website:  https://sebring-airport.com/girls-in-aviation-day/

Space is limited and reservations are required - Please visit https://sebring-airport.com/girls-in-aviation-day/ for details.

 

WAI Tampa Bay Chapter

Tampa Bay, Florida

Event Date:  October 5, 2019

Contact Person:  Angye Fox

Contact Email:  info@waitb.org

Contact Phone: 813-928-8300

Event Website:  www.waitb.org

Please visit the chapter website for details.