Women Can Fly is a newly created 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.
Online registration begins 1 April 2019 for the following events:
June 01, 2019 Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport
June 08, 2019 Hampton Roads Executive Airport
June 15, 2019 Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
June 22, 2019 Shannon Airport
June 29, 2019 Warrenton-Fauquier Airport
September 21, 2019 Military Aviation Museum
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!