West Virginia International Yeager Airport (CRW) and the Marshall University Chapter of Women in Aviation are teaming up to empower local girls ages 8 to 18 years with an opportunity to explore careers in aviation. The day’s activities will take place at the Marshall University Bill Noe Flight School from 10 AM – 2 PM on Saturday, September 23, 2023. More than 100 girls along with their chaperones are expected to attend.
“Our goal is to show our local community that there are exciting careers available to girls as engineers, aircraft maintenance technicians, pilots, dispatchers, air traffic controllers, and many other jobs within the aviation community,” said Dominique Ranieri, Airport Director & CEO. “We are excited to bring this first-time event to CRW.”
West Virginia International Yeager Airport and the Marshall University Chapter of Women in Aviation will join Women in Aviation International chapters around the world on September 23, 2023, for an outreach event to inspire the next generation of women in aviation. Already, more than 150 events are planned at airports, FBOs, museums, and hangars across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Attendees will be able to participate in hands-on activities and meet women working throughout the aviation and aerospace industries.
“Events like this help introduce students to the wide variety of opportunities within the world of aviation, added Ranieri. “We hope that all of the attendees leave knowing that they can one day choose a career in this field.”
Registration to attend the Girls in Aviation Day event at West Virginia International Yeager Airport was required to participate and is now closed.