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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. September 8, 2023soFLY Southern Tropics, a nonprofit chapter of Women in Aviation International (WAI) representing South Florida to the Islands, is set to host three inspiring Girls in Aviation Day (GIAD) events in Doral, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami. These events are meticulously designed to kindle the passions of the upcoming generation of female aviators. Whether you’re attending the Fort Lauderdale or Miami event, both promise a thrilling day of aviation exploration, captivating activities, and boundless inspiration for young, eager minds.

For any girl with dreams of soaring through the skies, Girls in Aviation Day is an event you won’t want to miss! Witness captivating airplane demonstrations, immerse yourself in interactive activities, and explore a variety of sponsor booths that showcase the exciting world of aviation. Attendees can look forward to exciting giveaways that capture the spirit of flight and adventure.

Girls in Aviation Day is a free program offered to local girls ages 8 to 17 and provides a unique opportunity to delve into the endless possibilities of the aviation industry. Discover the magic of flight, unlock new horizons, and envision a future in aviation that knows no bounds.

“The program is free for participants and their chaperones, added Jessica Mathews, SoFly Chapter President. All three programs kick off an annual series of Girls in Aviation Day events within Broward and Miami-Dade counties, reaching approximately 400 young girls combined. We are proud of the dedication our committees and sponsors have demonstrated thus far. Their contributions will go a long way for the girl’s considering aviation as they make their college and career plans.”

Running the program as a series has supported the cause in various communities. Our upcoming Girls in Aviation Day in Fort Lauderdale is scheduled for Saturday, September 23rd. We are in good hands with our gracious host venue, Sheltair Aviation- which hosts various GIAD events throughout their properties.

“The world of aviation offers many opportunities, and I am excited to share them with the next generation,” states Lisa Holland, President of Sheltair. “Across the Sheltair network, each of our FBOs is proudly hosting or participating in a Girls In Aviation Day event this year. We’re honored to partner with our local WAI chapters, like SoFLY, bridging the industry we love and communities we serve through GIAD. Sharing the joy of flight with tomorrow’s aviators is a privilege.”

Sheltair is a family-owned company that enjoys a national reputation for its superior customer focus and service-driven corporate culture. Founded in 1963 by Jerry Holland, father of current Sheltair President
Lisa Holland, it is the nation’s largest privately-owned aviation network, proudly operating 16 award-winning.
FBOs and a portfolio of over 4.5 million square feet of aviation-related properties under the mission of Family First, Fuel, Build, Serve.


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Event Dates:

Saturday, August 26 (Recently concluded) – Doral event, hosted by FEAM Aero

Saturday, September 23rd – Fort Lauderdale event, hosted by Sheltair Aviation FLL – FLL Attendee Registration

Saturday, September 30th – Miami event, hosted by Fontainebleau Aviation – MIA Attendee Registration

Join us for a day that promises to ignite the flames of curiosity and possibility. Let’s come together to shape the future of girls in aviation, one empowered dreamer at a time.

About Women in Aviation soFLY Southern Tropics Chapter

soFLY is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization representing South Florida to the Islands dedicated to providing networking, mentorship, and scholarship opportunities and advancement for people in the aviation and aerospace industries.

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Event Hashtags:

#GirlsInAviationDay #GIAD #WomenInAviation #soFLYWAI #Aviation #aerospace #IamWAI #WeAreWAI

Event Sponsors:

Feam Aero, Sheltair Aviation, Fontainebleau Aviation, X-1FBO, Kellstrom Aerospace, Phillips 66, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, LSN Partners, AAR Aircraft Services – Miami, Greater Miami Aviation Association, Broward College, Museum of Discovery and Science, Paragon Aviation Group, Executive Air Services, LLC., National Aero Stands, Banyan Air Service, TIC Aerospace, Inc., Titan Aviation Fuels, Avfuel Corporation, Prism Aviation, Silver Lining Inflight Catering, Jet Linx, Jet Support Services, Inc., Mirin Building Systems, Azorra, South Florida Business Aviation Association, Jetscape Services, Jet-Set Gourmet, Go Rentals, GA Telesis, Precise Aviation, LLC, Paragon Aviation Group, Verijet, Inc., Spirit Airlines, Inc., Florida Memorial University, United States Coast Guard Air Station Miami, Xtreme Aviation


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