Auburn University Regional Airport to host ‘Girls in Aviation Day’ Oct. 19

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Now in its second year, Girls in Aviation Day is returning to the Auburn University Regional Airport on Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m, an event that is free and open to the public.
Girls in Aviation Day is hosted by the Auburn University Aviation Center and the War Eagle Chapter of Women in Aviation. The purpose of the event is to “inspire passion, exploration, learning and excitement of aviation and aerospace to children in the local community.” While the event is focused on girls in grades K-12, children of all ages and genders are welcome and encouraged to attend.
In addition to a plethora of exciting activities, the event will feature aviation venders and organizations, as well as airplanes on display and plenty of food trucks. Participants will have the ability to explore the world of aviation and learn about all of the different career possibilities open to them.
Children must be accompanied by a chaperone at all times during the event.
For more information, contact engagement coordinator Daphne Walker at 334-844-2828 or daphnewalker@auburn.edu. The airport is located at 2150 Mike Hubbard Blvd.
About the Auburn University Aviation Center and Women in Aviation – War Eagle Chapter
A part of the Auburn University College of Liberal Arts, the Auburn University Aviation Center is dedicated to “education, research and outreach programs [that] will develop highly desired graduates and thought leaders who will serve as a positive force in aviation and the world.”
The Women in Aviation-War Eagle Chapter is an Auburn University campus organization that aims to “promote aviation in our community and inspire younger generations of potential aviators.”
About Women in
Aviation International
Women in Aviation International is “a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields and interests. Our diverse membership includes astronauts, corporate pilots, maintenance technicians, air traffic controllers, business owners, educators, journalists, flight attendants, high school and university students, air show performers, airport managers and many others.”

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