First flights spark vocations. Whether you are a pilot, a community, a business or an aviation enthusiast, take the Fly It Forward® challenge during Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week.
Help grow the pilot population and foster a more gender balanced industry.
Take a non-pilot girl or woman on a short flight to introduce her to the joys of flying in celebration of Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week and help fulfill female aviation pioneers’ vision to see more women enjoy all facets of aviation.
One flight, one community at a time. Worldwide.
Friendly global competitions
A trophy will be awarded to the winner in the following categories:
- ‘Most Female Friendly Airport Worldwide’ – awarded to the airport hosting one or more official activities that generate the most valid female first flight reports for the Week.
Two categories: commercial and non-commercial airports.
- ‘Most Female Friendly Corporation Worldwide’ – awarded to the corporation with the highest percentage of employees who complete an activity report for the Week as a pilot, volunteer, or organizer.
Two categories: national and multinational corporations.
- ‘Most Female Friendly Association Worldwide’ – awarded to the association with the highest percentage of members who complete an activity report for the Week as a pilot, volunteer, or organizer.
Two categories: national and international associations.
A trophy for the winner, plaques for the first and second finalists will be awarded in the following categories:
- ‘Most Dedicated Female Pilot Worldwide’ – awarded to the registered female pilot who conducts the most reported flights (girls reporting divided by number of passenger seats) during the Week.
- ‘Most Supportive Male Pilot Worldwide’ – awarded to the registered male pilot who conducts the most reported flights (girls reporting divided by number of passenger seats) during the Week.
More trophies to win in the Activity Organizer Contest.
NOTE: Aircraft used to compete in flight-related competitions must be certified for maximum 6 seats including the pilot and co-pilot seats. Activities must be registered in our website to qualify for trophies and more. If reports indicate that various candidates performed equally number-wise, the experience satisfaction level reported by guests will be used to determine the winner.
You can make a difference
“It was great, my daughter was a little hesitant but once she was in the air, she did not want to come down! This was her first plane ride and she now wants to be a Pilot and a Veterinarian.” — Irish, Marysville, WA, USA
“It was intimidating and exhilarating all at the same time to “fly” for the first time!! During my career here at the FAA, I’ve always wondered what it was like to be a pilot and got my first taste of it!” — Diana B, Oklahoma City, OK, USA
“It was incredible! I’m even thinking about getting my private pilots license because of that amazing flight. Daren was an extremely good pilot and I cannot thank him enough for providing a lifetime experience in the sky.” — Laura, Hainesport, NJ, USA
Together, we are changing perceptions and sparking vocations, one flight, one community at a time, worldwide. Help us introduce the next generation of women pilots to aviation.
To become an official pilot participant, you must:
- Be a pilot
- Hold a valid pilot license or permit (balloon, glider, ultra-light, airplane, helicopter, etc.)
- Be current for the carriage of passengers per the requirements of the country in which your pilot license was issued
- Use an aircraft carrying appropriate passenger liability insurance
- Locate potential non-pilot female passengers (i.e., not any holding pilot licenses) who have not flown in a 6-seat or less aircraft, willing to go on a flight with you during Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week
- Organize and conduct the flight in VFR weather while respecting all applicable regulations
- Make it count by encouraging your passenger(s) to report their flight and completing your pilot report
One flight at a time. Worldwide.
Bring fun and fulfillment to your aviation community while empowering the girls and women of your neighborhood. Become a WOAW week activity organizer.
One community at a time. Worldwide.
Empower the girls and women in your local market. Whether you are directly involved in aviation or a support service to aviation, your business would gain significant female stewardship by showing its women friendliness during the week of March 8. Become a WOAW week activity organizer.
By organizing or sponsoring an official WOAW Week activity, your business may be eligible for a listing in iWOAW’s directory, making easier for girls of all ages to find you.
One market at a time. Worldwide.