This coming Saturday, Oct. 5, marks the fifth annual international Girls in Aviation Day, a global celebration designed to introduce girls to careers in the aircraft and aerospace industries.
The event is an opportunity to get young women excited about a field vitally important to the future of Kansas.
As an industry with historic roots in Kansas, aviation continues to be one of our largest employers. The industry accounts for more than $5 billion, or 3.5 percent, of Kansas gross domestic product, and nearly a quarter of exports, according to data from the Kansas Department of Commerce. In addition to Wichitas major aircraft producers, the industry employs pilots, mechanics, engineers and educators around the state.
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