Women in Aviation International’s next Girls in Aviation Day is officially set for Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. Meanwhile enjoy some photos from this year’s event.
With two years of successful experience in managing this international outreach, the third International Girls in Aviation Day is set to be enhanced and expanded to include more WAI chapters and corporate members, according to association officials.
On Sept. 24, 2016, 71 Girls in Aviation Day events were held by 68 WAI chapters and corporate sponsors across the world with 17 events held by international chapters in Australia, Cameroon, Canada, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Switzerland, and Zambia.
A survey of the WAI chapters that participated in the Girls in Aviation Day indicated:
- The average attendance at a Girls in Aviation Day event was 81 participants, with the average age of participants ranging from 7 to 15 years of age.
- 86.7% of Girls in Aviation Day events took place at an airport, with the remainder taking place at schools and other venues.
- Favorite activities of the girls included scavenger hunts, “sitting in airplanes,” “working with airplane mechanic’s tools,” learning the phonetic alphabet, simulator flights, and making rockets.