By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Sep 06, 2023 at 5:19 PM

Know a girl who dreams of flying? Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport will host the 9th annual "Girls in Aviation" Day event on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The event is free for girls ages 12-18 and includes lunch, but registration is required by Saturday, Sept. 9. The event is limited to 100 girls. To reserve a spot go here

The annual event is sponsored by the Women in Aviation Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter and gives young girls a look into aviation and aerospace careers with hands-on activities, behind-the-scenes tours and a chance to meet with aviation professionals. The girls will have the opportunity to view and tour various aircraft owned by local Milwaukee companies and to test their pilot skills using flight simulators.

“We’re honored to again host this incredible event for girls from across southeastern Wisconsin,” said Airport Director Brian Dranzik. “Events like this help introduce students to the wide variety of opportunities within the world of aviation; they may leave considering a future career they never knew existed. We’re proud to help inspire the next generation of women in aviation.”



Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.