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Women in Aviation group to host Girls in Aviation event

Women in Aviation International Air Capital City Chapter will host its first Girls in Aviation Day on Saturday.

Chapter president Robin Laws said 25 girls between 8 and 16 will start the day at a FlightSafety International at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport followed by a visit to the airport’s fixed-base operation, Yingling Aviation.

She said the agenda includes presentations from four women speakers — a military pilot, flight attendant, mechanic and aircraft interior designer — on their careers as well as time in FlightSafety’s simulators.

Because it’s the first year for the Air Capital chapter to host a local event — Women in Aviation International launched the program in 2015 — attendees were selected from a local Girl Scouts troop, Laws said. She said next year the chapter hopes to open it up to a broader base of attendees.