Delta has celebrated Girls in Aviation Day with its second annual Women Inspiring our Next Generation (WING) charter flight that flew 120 girls involved in aviation from New York to Washington, DC, the company said.
The company said the group of girls joined female employees from across Delta to discuss opportunities in aviation, including aircraft maintenance technicians, engineers, airport customer service agents, flight attendants, pilots and more.
Passengers aboard the all-female charter had an opportunity to meet Joy Walker, Delta´s first female pilot, who began flying for the airline in 1973, fighting gender stereotypes while pursuing her love of aviation and adventure. Currently only five percent of pilots in the US are female.
The flight encouraged girls to follow their dreams and offered a day of giveaways, exploration and inspiration.
Delta Air Lines serves nearly 180 million customers each year. Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 319 destinations in 57 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft.