From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM – The Southern Airways Chapter of Women in Aviation International will host its second-annual Girls in Aviation Day (GAD), where girls can learn about different aspects of aviation.
“Events like Girls in Aviation Day bring awareness to aviation careers,” said Nikki Jordan, president of the WAI Southern Airways Chapter. “Our goal is to reach young girls to bring education and focus to what is available for them as young women in the aviation industry. Early awareness is vital to capture their attention.”
Participants will be able to tour the museum, talk to role models who work in the aviation industry, and learn about how airplanes fly and how meteorology and weight and balance impacts flight, among other activities. The free event is open to girls ages 8 to 16 years who will receive a free lunch and a WAI string backpack that includes a Girls in Aviation Day magazine and other goodies.
The event is hosted at the Southern Museum of Flight, located at 343 73rd Street N., from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 17. To register, email email@example.com.
About Girls in Aviation Day and Women in Aviation International:
GAD is a global event designed to introduce and educate girls about the many career choices and lifestyle possibilities offered by the aviation/aerospace industry. Last year, an estimated 9,700 girls participated in 74 separate events worldwide. GAD is an initiative of Women in Aviation International (WAI). WAI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields and interests. With a network of more than 115 chapters, corporate members, and partners, our diverse membership includes astronauts, corporate pilots, maintenance technicians, air traffic controllers, business owners, educators, journalists, flight attendants, high school and university students, air show performers, airport managers and many others. We provide year-round resources to assist women in aviation and to encourage young women to consider
aviation as a career. WAI also offers educational outreach programs to educators, aviation industry members, and young people nationally and internationally. In addition, WAI promotes public understanding of the accomplishments and contributions of women in aviation.