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 represent only 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 Virginia and Maryland. Women and girls age 8 and up will have the opportunity to get a free flight 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 Freedom Aviation, and the hosting airports. Online registration will begin March 1, 2015 for the following events in 2015:
June 13, 2015 Lynchburg Regional Airport
June 20, 2015 Hampton Roads Executive Airport
June 27, 2015 Warrenton-Fauquier 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!