Women in Aviation "Daughter Day" at 2013 Conference
West Alexandria, OH
- Women in Aviation, International announced that a feature of the 2013 International Women in Aviation Conference, scheduled for Nashville on March 14-16, will be a day devoted to girls 10 to 17 years old with a repeat of the successful "Take Your Daughter to the Conference Day."
The first "Daughter Day" took place in Dallas at the 2012 Conference where the daughters, nieces, granddaughters and friends of WAI members participated along with local Dallas area Girl Scouts who were expressly invited to take part in this one-day program to introduce them to the aviation community. The girls heard speakers, flew PC simulators, had a scavenger hunt, learned to read a sectional chart, ate lunch as a group, and toured the exhibit hall.
For the first Daughter Day, more than 140 girls took part. WAI’s Education Outreach Committee, comprised of women who have chosen aviation as a career as well as members of the FAA’s AvEd team, planned and executed the day. A grant from the UPS Foundation funded much of the day’s activities.
"It was exciting to see these young girls enthused and involved in aviation topics," says WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. "What’s more, we received tremendous positive feedback from our members who supported this program and enjoyed interacting with the girls during the day-long program."
The second "Take Your Daughter to the Conference Day" will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2013, when WAI meets at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., for its 24th annual conference. WAI members will be encouraged to take their girls ages 10 to 17 (whether daughter, granddaughter, friend or neighbor) to the Conference. In addition, Nashville-area Girl Scouts will be invited to participate and earn an aviation patch.