Young girls learn about career opportunities in aviation

Girls in Aviation Day

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Girls in Birmingham got an up-close look at what it takes to make it in the aviation industry Saturday.

Southern Airways Chapter of Women in Aviation International hosted a “Girls in Aviation Day” event.

Girls ages eight to 12 learn about the career opportunities in the aviation industry.
Girls ages eight to 12 learn about the career opportunities in the aviation industry. (Source: WBRC)

Girls ages 8-16 got to tour the Southern Museum of Flight, and learn about different careers available.

“It’s the chance to catch them young and introduce them to aviation because it’s not a career field a lot of women think about. But it’s an awesome opportunity. It’s a great career. I’ve been in aviation since I was 16,” said Membership Chairman Holly Roe.

Holly Roe
Holly Roe (Source: WBRC)

Our very own chief meteorologist J-P Dice was also there. He’s a commercial pilot and certified flight instructor, and talked about how weather affects aviation.

WBRC Fox 6 Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice spoke to girls attending program
WBRC Fox 6 Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice spoke to girls attending program (Source: WBRC)

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