Local Chapter – Representing South Florida to the Islands

Girls in Aviation Day


(WAI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation and aerospace career fields and interests. Our diverse membership includes astronauts, pilots, maintenance technicians, engineers, air traffic controllers, business owners, educators, journalists, flight attendants, high school and university students, air show performers, airport managers, and many others.

We are dedicated to:

Investing in our current and future workforce

Developing an inclusive and sustainable aviation and aerospace industry

Inspiring girls to pursue careers in aviation and aerospace

Empowering Women in Aviation

We provide year-round resources to assist women in aviation and aerospace and to encourage women to pursue aviation careers.  WAI also offers educational outreach programs to young people nationally and internationally. One way we do this is through our Girls in Aviation Day program for girls ages 8 to 17.

In addition, WAI promotes public understanding of the accomplishments and contributions of women in aviation. This includes historic notables such as Amelia Earhart, Bessie Coleman, Eileen Collins, Jeana Yeager, Nicole Malachowski and many others. We recognize these women through our WAI Pioneer Hall of Fame program.

If you’re interested in supporting us, please look into our membership program or consider donating. We try and make it as easy as possible for anyone to get involved so don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

At WAI, we strive to encourage, empower, and educate all those whose interests, lives, and work involve aviation and aerospace without regard to race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental abilities, or point of view. We know with certainty that our shared passion for aviation transcends any differences among us.