To commemorate the 8th Annual Girls in Aviation Day, Women in Aviation International (WAI) is relaunching a free and year-around Aviation for Girls App to enhance youngsters’ learning experience. This new app features include hands-on activities, virtual tours, interviews, scholarship information, instructional videos, book readings in multiple languages, as well as all of the digital issues of Aviation for Girls magazine. And despite the name, all kids, regardless of gender, are welcome to participate.

“We know that introducing the next generation to positive female models in all areas of aviation will help move the needle to break barriers for women in all aviation and aerospace careers,” says WAI CEO Allison McKay. “With the generous support of WAI corporate sponsors, and dedicated WAI chapters and corporate members, we’ll deliver the experience of a lifetime that opens doors of previously unimagined opportunity in aviation and aerospace for girls around the globe.”  

More than 16,000 girls, ages 8-17, around the world on 24 September will be able to experience the 8th Annual Girls in Aviation Day in their local communities through unique events hosted by Women in Aviation International (WAI) Chapters and Corporate Members. Over 120 events are planned at airports, FBOs, museums, and hangars in 19 countries across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Girls will be introduced to career and lifestyle possibilities in aviation and aerospace through meeting female role models, career panels, exploring airplanes and airports, and a host of hands-on, fun and educational activities.