Have you ever flown an airplane? I remember watching the big military planes go over our farm, just in awe that those big things could fly.
Girls in Aviation Day typically includes an aerospace and aviation exhibitor hall, aircraft static displays and an education area. This year it will be different, however that also means that more girls can participate. You can be anywhere and participate because the event will be virtual this year. The event is geared for girls ages 8-17.
Thousands of girls, ages 8-17 around the world, will be able to experience the 6th Annual Girls in Aviation Day through a new and exclusive Aviation for Girls App that will go live on Saturday, September 26, 2020.
Some of the fun things you’ll find for the event this year:
- Three age-appropriate content tracks for elementary, middle school and high school students
- Career panel videos
- Instructional activity videos
- Social media posts
- Online learning activities
- Meet positive female role models
- Virtual tours
- Scholarship information
- Education resources
- Expanded Aviation for Girls magazine with fun activities, puzzles, coloring pages for ages 5-10, ages 11-13, and ages 14-17.
About Girls in Aviation Day: Since WAI’s first annual international Girls in Aviation Day in 2015, the annual WAI event has grown every year since its first gathering of 32 events and 3,200 participants. In 2019, GIAD met more than 20,000 attendees participating in 119 events in 18 countries.
The Aviation for Girls App is available now to download, but the content will be launched on our official Girls in Aviation Day – September 26, 2020. Visit the App Store or Google Play and search for WAI Events. For other devices, including Blackberry and Windows, point your mobile browser to: https://bit.ly/AviationforGirlsApp
In addition, GIAD attendees using the app will qualify to apply for WAI 2021 scholarships, and will receive monthly WAI Connect eNewsletters, and the digital version of Aviation for Women magazine.
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Kristi is married with twin girls in high school. She grew up on a small dairy farm, but now lives in the southern suburbs of the Twin Cities. She enjoys finding free or thrifty things to do whether they are outings close to home or last minute adventures to far-away places.
Kristi can also be found enjoying estate sales, attempting to garden, volunteering in the wetlands or a favorite thrift store, or maybe just enjoying a good play in one of the many theatre venues in the area.