Women in aviation host young girls interested in Aviation at the hangar
Kenya Airways female pilots, flight dispatchers and engineers last week hosted over 100 girls between the ages of 8 to 17 years at the airline’s hangar, in Embakasi.
The students and staff were involved in various activities to familiarise and inspire them into the world of aviation including a visit to Kenya Airways technical workshop, the hangers and aboard a plane. The girls were drawn from schools around Nairobi and the neighbouring counties to experience the technical side of aviation.
The visit was part of the Women in Aviation International (WAI) annual event around the world to bring the passion, exploration, learning, and excitement of aviation and aerospace to young girls.
“With the spirit of inspiring interest in Aviation, we are proud to encourage the next generation of women towards a lifelong curiosity in science and technology. Today was an unforgettable event, which has shown these young girls the wonders they can achieve in the field of aerospace and aviation,”
said Women in Aviation International – Kenya chapter chairlady Amelia Omollo.
The event saw KQ female pilots and engineers demonstrates their day to day activities to the young girls in an all-access tour of KQ fleet of commercial aircraft aimed at encouraging and motivating girls to become part of the next generation of pilots and engineers.
Women in Aviation International, is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields and interests. KQ has several female engineers and pilots as members of WAI- Kenya.
The diverse membership includes astronauts, corporate pilots, maintenance technicians, air traffic controllers, business owners, educators, journalists, flight attendants, high school and university students, air show performers, airport managers and many others.
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