Silver Airways Takes Part in Women in Aviation International’s “Girls in Aviation Day” Orlando
The Central Florida Chapter of Women in Aviation International hosted "Girls in Aviation Day" at United Airlines' maintenance facility at Orlando International Airport sponsored by United Airlines, Silver Airways and Flight Training Professionals and Sheltair (Photo: Rich Spolar). FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Central Florida Chapter of Women in Aviation International (WAI) recently hosted a “Girls in Aviation Day” event in conjunction with other chapters from around the world at Orlando International Airport to provide young women from Orlando-area high schools the opportunity to learn about the many career fields available in the growing aviation industry. I saw dreams come alive in those young women today and being able to share my love for aviation with strong accomplished women was phenomenal." A military briefing with KC-135 Stratotanker Captain Ilma Calite from MacDill Air Force Base’s 91st Air Refueling Squadron who discussed her career path from Air Force cook to Air Force Captain through the Air Force Academy and the girls had the opportunity to try on a “G” suit and helmet;. Silver Airways operates the most routes within Florida and between Florida and the Bahamas from its hubs in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Tampa, and also operates Essential Air Service between Boston and Bar Harbor, Maine.