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NATCA Members Inspire Future Aviators at Girls in Aviation Day in San Juan

NATCA members played a pivotal role in inspiring young minds at the Girls in Aviation Day event at Luis Muñoz Marín Airport in San Juan, P.R., on Nov. 11. San Juan ATCT (SJU) member Michelle Dobao and Isla Grande Contract Tower (SIG) FacRep Carlos Barreto, along with Diego Melendez, Michelle’s 12-year-old son, talked about aviation safety professions to many of the 400 attending students, aged 10-17, at the event. Highlighting the local airports’ commitment to environmental efforts and STEM education, the event featured interactive games, talks, and exhibitions to inspire the next generation of aviation professionals.

Organized by Aerostar Puerto Rico and Women in Aviation International, Puerto Rico chapter, (WAI-PR), the event also featured scholarship awards to support aviation studies, underscoring the event’s dedication to empowering the next generation of female aviation professionals.

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