NMC’s Women in Aviation Chapter hosts Girls in Aviation Day 2019

TRAVERSE CITY — The NMC Chapter of Women in Aviation International (WAI) will host a free program Oct. 5 to introduce local girls ages 8 to 17 to the career possibilities available in the aviation field. The day’s activities will take place at 2600 Aero Park Drive, Traverse City from 9 am to 1 pm. More than 40 girls along with their chaperones are expected to attend.

“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 with the aviation community,” says NMC’s WAI President Kate Hauch. “We will introduce girls to role models and educate them in a fun and supportive atmosphere.”

Limited to the first 50 girls, the NMC Chapter will join Women in Aviation International chapters around the world for this outreach event on Oct. 5, seeking to inspire the next generation of women in aviation. Chapters all over the world are putting on their own unique programs, and the U.S. states are proclaiming October 5, 2019 to be Girls in Aviation Day in their state. Attendees will also be able to earn the WAI Aviation Girl Fun Patch. Please reserve tickets through EventBrite.com.

“This program is free for participants and their chaperones with lunch provided,” added Kate Hauch. “We just want to see girls interacting with positive role models and considering aviation as they make their college and career plans.”

Women in Aviation International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing networking, mentoring, and scholarship opportunities for women and men who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries. This is the second year the NMC chapter has hosted the event.

Release date: September 19, 2019

For more information:

Kate Hauch
Women in Aviation International NMC Chapter
(989) 450-9910


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