All-women Flight crew flies 120 girls to NASA to inspire female aviators

The flight took off earlier his week to inspire more women to become aviators and advocate for equality in a male-dominated industry.

The Delta "WING" flight -- Women Inspiring our Next Generation -- took girls between the ages of 12 to 18 from Salt Lake City to NASA headquarters in Houston.

The flight was planned and orchestrated by an all-female crew, and women also served as ramp agents working on the ground, gate agents boarding the flight and operators in the control tower guiding the aircraft off the runway, according to Delta.

Out of the 609,306 pilots in the U.S., about 7% are women, according to 2017 data from the Federal Aviation Administration's Aeronautical Center.