Aviation for Girls


Aviation for Girls is a special annual member publication of Women in Aviation International for Girls in Aviation Day. Articles feature young girls living their aviation dreams, career ideas, and education resources.

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Join Women in Aviation International Today Leah Hetzel joined for the professional development. When Leah Hetzel joined WAI, she was a student at Jacksonville University studying for a degree in aviation management and flight operations and dreaming of a career as an airline pilot. She knew that WAI would provide her with contacts and guidance that would help make her dream a reality. At WAI conferences she gave back as a volunteer and has since been a role model- speaker at WAI's annual Daughter Day. After earning her certificates and ratings, Leah was hired by ExpressJet Airlines and based in Cleveland, Ohio. She realized her dream was reality one crystal clear night when she was at the controls of an Embraer 145 Regional Jet full of passengers, on final approach to LaGuardia with Manhattan spread out before her. It was a magic moment in Leah's career. Now that she is living her dream, WAI is still important in her life. She is president of the Cleveland WAI Chapter (www.WAICleveland.org) and has set a goal "to bring new energy to up-and-coming local aviators." If Leah's story inspires you, WAI can provide professional development in the form of mentoring, scholarships, and just plain common sense advice to help make your aviation dreams come true. Join today. Leah Hetzel Pilot, ExpressJet Airlines Aviation for Women¨ is the offcial publication of Women in Aviation International Join us!—Student memberships start at only $32/year. Discover more at www.WAI.org

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