Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017
Women in Aviation International (WAI) held its annual “Girls in Aviation Day,” September 24, 2016, which included 71 events worldwide. WAI chapters and corporate sponsors hosted 68 WAI events (15 of them held by collegiate sponsors), with 17 events held by international chapters in Australia, Cameroon, Canada, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Switzerland, and Zambia.
The average attendance at events was 81 participants, with the average age of participants ranging from seven to 15 years of age. 86.7% of the events took place at an airport, with the remainder taking place at schools and other venues.
The next Girls in Aviation Day will be held Saturday, September 23, 2017.