Women in Aviation International (WAI) received a $15,000 grant from the International Society of Transport Aircraft Training (ISTAT) Foundation, which funds educational programs that advance commercial aviation. This is the fifth year that WAI has received an ISTAT Foundation grant.

As in past years, this grant will be used to expand the distribution of Aviation for Girls magazine with the ISTAT Foundation identified as the sponsor of this year’s issue. With this grant, the number of copies printed will be increased and its distribution expanded in hard copy and digitally. The 2019 issue of Aviation for Girls will be available digitally to all Women in Aviation International members and any interested individuals.

For the first time, Aviation for Girls will also be polybagged with the September/October issue of Aviation for Women so that all WAI members have a copy of the magazine to pass along to a daughter, granddaughter, niece, neighbor, or other girl in their lives.

Aviation for Girls is an integral part of Girls in Aviation Day. WAI’s chapters will distribute the magazine on Saturday, October 5, 2019, to participants at hundreds of events around the world. Through this yearly magazine, girls ages 8 to 17 are introduced to careers in aviation and aerospace. 

"The ISTAT Foundation’s support of Aviation for Girls and Girls in Aviation Day makes it possible for us to reach thousands of girls to show them the fascinating career and lifestyle possibilities available in the aviation community,” says WAI Outreach Director Molly Martin. “Aviation for Girls is a great take-home item for participants in Girls in Aviation Day and a mainstay across the aviation industry as the magazine shows the girls where to go and what to do to learn more about aviation.”