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 2018 for the following events:
June 09, 2018 Shannon Airport
June 16, 2018 Hampton Roads Executive Airport
June 23, 2018 Warrenton-Fauquier Airport
June 30, 2018 Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport
July 07, 2018 Shenandoah Valley 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!