Event - 2023

Girls In Aviation Day

Women In Aviation, International (WAI) and Equus Flight Academy join hands to celebrate the triumph of the recent Girls In Aviation Day event held at Equus Flight Academy's Salem, Indiana campus. The event, aimed at inspiring young girls to explore opportunities in aviation, drew over 75 participants and their families who enjoyed a day filled with exciting activities and informative aircraft tours.

The collaboration between WAI and Equus Flight Academy brought together a dynamic team of industry professionals, educators, and passionate volunteers to create an immersive and empowering experience for participants. The event showcased the commitment of both organizations to promoting diversity and inclusivity within the aviation community.

Our Team of Volunteers for GIAD 2023

Participants were treated to a range of engaging activities, from hands-on workshops to guided tours of the aircraft on Equus Flight Academy's airfield. The diverse backgrounds and expertise of the volunteers provided a unique opportunity for the girls to interact with men and women actively contributing to various facets of the aviation industry.

“We are thrilled with the success of Girls In Aviation Day at Equus Flight Academy. The overwhelming turnout and positive feedback affirm the impact of such initiatives in encouraging young girls to pursue their dreams in aviation,”

Amy Abbott – President of Equus Flight Academy.

Equus Flight Academy's Salem campus served as the perfect backdrop for the event, offering a glimpse into the world of aviation and providing an inspiring environment for the attendees. The hands-on experiences and interactions with industry professionals left a lasting impression on the young minds, sparking curiosity and enthusiasm for potential careers in aviation.

“We are honored to have partnered with Women In Aviation, International, to host this impactful event. It was a joy to see the excitement on the faces of the young girls as they explored the possibilities within the aviation industry,”

Shannon Weidekamp – Chief Executive Officer at Equus Flight Academy.

The success of Girls In Aviation Day underscores the collaborative efforts of WAI and Equus Flight Academy in promoting diversity, breaking barriers, and fostering a love for aviation among the younger generation.

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Women In Aviation, International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging and empowering women in aviation. With a global network of members, WAI is committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity within the aviation industry.

Equus Flight Academy is a leading institution in aviation education, providing comprehensive training programs and fostering a passion for aviation among aspiring pilots. With state-of-the-art facilities and a commitment to excellence, Equus Flight Academy is dedicated to shaping the future of aviation.