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, Liberty University and Freedom Aviation, and the hosting airports.
Today, women pilots represent only 6% of the total pilot population. Women Can Fly intends to improve this statistic by making a national appeal, state by state, 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 will be 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 by a volunteer pilot.
Online registration begins 1 April 2016 for the following events:
June 11, 2016 Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport
June 18, 2016 Hampton Roads Executive Airport
June 25, 2016 Warrenton-Fauquier Airport
July 09, 2016 Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
July 16, 2016 Lynchburg Regional Airport
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!