Women Can Fly is a volunteer organization whose mission is to promote women of all ages to fly. We are pilots and aviation enthusiasts who know the exhilaration of flight, the joy of discovering new horizons, the friendships born of shared visions, with the hope that more women will fulfill their dreams by joining us.
The inaugural flying event was launched in 2013 in Virginia, co-sponsored by the Ninety-Nines, Inc. (International Organization of Women Pilots), the Commonwealth’s Department of Aviation, and participating airports.
Today, women pilots represent only 7% of the total pilot population. Women Can Fly intends to improve this statistic by making an appeal to all future female pilots. By providing information with hands-on experiences and demonstrating the sheer fun of flight, our goal is to encourage participants to fly recreationally, become a private pilot, or pursue a career in aviation. Representatives from the airlines, military, business and recreational aviation are invited to showcase aviation’s diverse field for career opportunities.
Women and girls age 8 and up will have the opportunity to experience a flight in a private plane with a volunteer pilot.
Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 restrictions, we will not hold any events in 2021, but we’re planning to return in 2022.
Online registration opens 1 April 2022:
May 30 2020 Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport CANCELED
June 06 2020 Warrenton-Fauquier Airport CANCELED
June 13 2020 Hampton Roads Executive Airport CANCELED
June 20 2020 Shannon Airport CANCELED
August 29 2020 Military Aviation Museum CANCELED
Each Saturday event will take place rain or shine. To sign up for a complimentary flight, select the airport you wish to attend and navigate to “Sign Up for a Flight.” Please join us; it’s lots of fun for all ages!