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.
Today, women pilots only represent 6% of the total pilot population. Women Can Fly intends to improve upon this statistic by making a national appeal, state by state, to all future female pilots. Educational activities and plane rides will be staged at local general aviation airports throughout the state. Women and girls age 8 and up will have the opportunity to get a free ride in a private plane by a volunteer pilot.
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 the hosting airport. Mark your calendars for the following three special Saturday events in 2014:
May 10, 2014, Warrenton-Fauquier Airport
May 24, 2014, Lynchburg Regional Airport
June 21, 2014, Hampton Roads Executive Airport
June 28, 2014, Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport
Each Saturday event is from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, rain or shine. To sign up for the free plane ride, select the airport you wish to attend and navigate to “Sign Up for a Free Flight.” Please join us; it’s lots of fun for all ages!