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2019 Girls in Aviation Day – Saturday October 5 – Burke Lakefront Airport

Make plans to join WAI-CLE at our 2nd annual Girls in Aviation Day! This global event gives girls an opportunity to learn all about the exciting world of aviation!

Come hear stories from successful female aviation professionals, take time to explore airplanes, create a flight plan using aviation charts, visit the airline pilot selfie station, fly an aircraft simulator, and much more! Lunch is included for girl and adult participants. We’ll even have a parent lounge area for adults to relax for a bit.

WAI-CLE announces the expansion of the participant age to include 9-10 year old girls! Please share the update!
The date of this year’s Girls in Aviation Day is Saturday October 5.

Registration opens at 8:30am and event hours are 9:00am – 2:00pm for girls ages 9-18

For tickets visit – 2019 Girls in Aviation Day Tickets
For the event flyer visit – 2019 Girls in Aviation Day Event Flyer

Interested in volunteering at the event? Please contact chapter president Leah Hetzel at leahhetzel11@gmail.com

Special thanks to the Cleveland National Air Show Charitable Foundation for their sponsorship of our Girls in Aviation Day event!

More information on Girls in Aviation Day is found here –
2019 Girls In Aviation Day

WAI Cleveland Events ATC

Bi-Monthly Social – October 17, 2019
Join us at the 100th Bomb Group for an evening of fun, food and socializing with other aviation enthusiasts at this unique local restaurant. Find us in the bar area or on the patio (patio option is during warm weather months) any time between 5PM-8PM. Please check in with the hostess to find our seating location and look for our tabletop WAI-CLE sign identifying our group.

Annual Pancake Breakfast – December 8, 2019
Join WAI-CLE on Sunday December 8 at the Discover Aviation Center at Lorain County Airport from 9:00am to 12:00pm for a bit of holiday-themed aviation fun!
This is a family friendly event. No registration is required.
All donations will benefit Women in Aviation Cleveland Chapter. Stay tuned for updates.

WAI-CLE Meetings

WAI-CLE hosts an annual meeting in January of each year for the purposes of conducting official chapter business, electing officers and appointing committees. This is a great opportunity to get involved with the leadership team and other local aviation professionals. There is a networking reception to follow the annual meeting. The International Women’s Air and Space Museum generously supports WAI-CLE Annual Meetings by allowing the use of their facilities at Burke Lakefront Airport.

We also hold bi-monthly Social Meetings at the 100th Bomb Group, on the third Thursday of every other month from 5pm to 8pm. Members of WAI-CLE gather for happy hour at the 100th Bomb Group to discuss industry news, share “war stories,” and have a great time! Participation at these events is very diverse and offers the opportunity to get to know local aviation professionals and enthusiasts.


International Women’s Air and Space Museum
Burke Lakefront Airport
1501 N Marginal Road
Cleveland, OH 44114

The 100th Bomb Group
20920 Brookpark Road
Cleveland, OH 44135

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