AERO CULTURE: GIRLS IN AVIATION DAY 2016
Earhart, Coleman, Cochran, Malachowski. Each name represents a significant achievement in aviation history. And did you know that each is also female? From making the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean to acting as the first female pilot and commander of a space shuttle, women have been, and continue to be, fierce contributors to the field of aviation.
Both the aviation industry and professional culture have changed considerably since Amelia Earhart’s famed transatlantic flight in 1932 or the moon landing in 1969. As the industry and the workplace continue to evolve, men AND women can benefit from understanding the role of maintenance technicians in aviation.
Maintenance professionals are essential to the multi-trillion dollar aviation industry, which could not function without them. Every takeoff and landing depends on the hard work, mindfulness and skill of aviation maintenance professionals. Additionally, it is a field that offers high earning potential and job growth.
Organizations involved with aviation maintenance, like other professional fields such as science and computer coding, encourage women to take interest. Millions will be needed to share their skills, ideas and work ethic to build a dynamic and diverse community of professionals.
Girls in Aviation Day is held each year so that girls and women can connect to share their interest in aviation, explore opportunities in the aviation and aerospace industry and experience diversity within the field. Women in Aviation International chapters, and other aviation institutes, will be participating globally this Saturday, September 24, 2016.