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The worldwide virtual Girls in Aviation Day (GIAD) is set for Saturday, September 26, 2020, through a new Aviation for Girls App, sponsored by the U.S. Air Force. This unique WAI program is designed to educate girls 8-17 years of age while introducing them to the many career choices and lifestyle possibilities in the aviation/aerospace industry.

Download the Virtual Flyer

As a chapter, we’ll be promoting GIAD to local groups and handing out the backpacks (contents pictured below) on September 26th.  We are asking you to spread the word along with the flyer.  The pick-up locations for backpacks and t-shirts are:


First Presbyterian Arlington Heights, 302 N Denton Ave, 10am-4pm


Oak Lawn Library, 9427 Raymond Ave, 10am-4pm

Women in Aviation, International is dedicated to the advancement and encouragement of women in the field of aviation.  Chicago’s Leading Edge is hosting this educational outreach event in hopes of inspiring young high school females to develop an interest in aviation.  This event is sponsored and supported by Lewis University.

There is no cost to participants!

2019 Flyer Pictured Below

Frequently Asked Questions about Sky’s the Limit

Sky’s the Limit Interactive Aviation Camp

  • What is the Sky’s the Limit Interactive Aviation Camp and who is it for?

The Sky’s the Limit camp is a new event that will be hosted yearly by the Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter of Women in Aviation. The camp will explore different careers within aviation including; Pilot, Air Traffic Controller, Airplane Mechanic, Airline/ Airport Management, among a few others. Young women in high school and college are the targeted group for this camp, however, young men are welcome to participate as well.

  •  Where is the camp held?

The camp will be held on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville, IL. Many of the workshops will take place in the Harold White Aviation Building which is adjacent to the airport. A few of the workshops will take place on the airport itself. There is available parking across from the Harold White building in parking lot G and F. Visitors will need to acquire a pass at the entrance to the university.

  •  Directions to the campus

Lewis University, One University Parkway Romeoville, IL 60446. The campus is located on Route 53 just North of Renwick Road.

  •  Who is the Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter and what do they do?

The Women in Aviation Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter was founded in October, 2009   and serves the Chicagoland area. We are a Chapter of Women in Aviation, International, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing networking, education, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women (and men) who are striving for     challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries.

  •  What is the cost to attend?

There is no cost to attend the camp and lunch will be provided. Lewis University is our main sponsor for the event and will be providing the facilities and lunches.

  •  Is a chaperon required?

 A chaperon is not required as long as the release form is completed by the guardian and    turned in to the registration table on the morning of the event. A guardian may accompany the student during the day. In this case, please let the event coordinator know so that lunches can be provided. If you are coming with a group, a chaperon may be required.

  •  What is the dress code for the event?

Casual attire may be worn. Please, no inappropriate clothing or shirts with explicit content.