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The War Eagle Chapter of Women in Aviation celebrated women in the industry with a fun and successful Girls in Aviation Day at the Auburn University Regional Airport on Saturday.

Visitors were able to tour various types of aircraft, including a C-130 transport plane, meet positive role models from the aviation world and enjoy delicacies from area food trucks. Female crew members from multiple career fields were on-hand for the special event, which also included a CRJ 700/900 from Endeavor Air, a regional airline owned by Delta.

Women in Aviation International is a nonprofit coed organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields and interests. Auburn University’s War Eagle Chapter involves its members in professional development, community outreach and student involvement. Its mission is “To inspire the younger generation of potential female aviators,” and the organization’s War Eagle Chapter was established in 2016.

Auburn Aviation’s more than 600 students include a high percentage of women, more than two times the national average for university aviation programs.

Girls in Aviation Day