Young girls will get the opportunity to learn about careers in aviation at the Manassas Regional Airport this weekend.
The girls, ages eight to 17, will participate in “Girls in Aviation Day”, an event run by the Capital Region Chapter of Women in Aviation International (WAI) on September 23. More than 100 girls have signed up for the program, tripling the attendance from last year, according to a release.
“We want our local girls to see that there are exciting careers available to them as engineers, astronauts, pilots, dispatchers, air traffic controllers, and dozens of other jobs within the aviation community. We’ll introduce them to role models and educate them in a fun and supportive atmosphere during a day full of aviation and aerospace activities at their local airport,” stated WAI Capital Region Chapter President Maria Killian.
WAI chapters around the country will be participating in outreach events over the weekend, with the goal to “inspire more than 8,000 young girls and the next generation of women in aviation.”
The program is free for the girls, and is sponsored by Aurora Flight Sciences, Northrop Grumman, FAA Professional Women Controllers, and the FAA Technical Women’s Organization.
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