Women in Aviation
The Women in Aviation Directory contains sites from around the world from women in aviation, for women in aviation. Women have been involved in aviation from the beginnings of both lighter-than air travel and as airplanes, helicopters and space travel were developed. Women pilots were also called “aviatrices” (singular: “aviatrix”). Women have been flying powered aircraft since 1908, however most, prior to 1970, were restricted to working privately or in support roles in the aviation industry. Aviation also allowed women to “travel alone on unprecedented journeys.” Women who have been successful in various aviation fields have served as mentors to younger women, helping them along in their careers.
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Aardvark Memories A trade paperback novel by a writer, artist, and captain for United Airlines. The richly woven plot develops into a well-paced page turner that brings new appreciation for the simple, often overlooked blessings of life. Read a more detailed description of this book and the author.
The Adventures of Chopper Chick! “A chick helicopter pilot fighting fires during the summer all over the U.S. as a contract pilot and during the winter flying for Corona Police Department, aerial construction flying, ferry flights across the U.S., frost control, and some news flights in Los Angeles.”
Aerogirl A not-for-profit site focused on helping women in aviation.
Air Angels New Zealand A group of young women competing in the 2004 Around New Zealand Air Race while supporting the Skylight charity.
The American Experience – Fly Girls This PBS show features the story of Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs).
Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance AWAM is a nonprofit organization formed for the purpose of championing women’s professional growth and enrichment in the aviation maintenance fields by providing opportunities for sharing information and networking, education, fostering a sense of community and increasing public awareness of women in the industry.
Australian Women’s Pilot’s Association Aims: to encourage women to gain flying licenses of all types, either as a hobby or profession; maintain pilot networks in state and local areas where women in aviation can meet and exchange information; promote training, employment and careers in aviation; and assist in the future of aviation through public interest, safety, and education.
Babes and Airplanes A group of middle-aged women with a sense of humor who started flying in reaction to their collective “mid-life crisis.”
Blue Yonder Girl “Pilot Gear for the Pilot Girl.” Clothing to show a passion for flight: for adults, children, and babies.
British Women Pilots Association The BWPA exists to promote aviation, particularly to women.
Centennial of Woman Pilots To celebrate the Centennial of Licensed Women Pilots, pilots from around the world will attempt to introduce a record number of non-pilot girls and women to flying during the year of the Centennial.
Cockpit Conversation Blogged adventures of an Aviatrix, in which a pilot travels the skies and the treacherous career path of Canadian commercial aviation, gaining knowledge and experience without losing her step, her licence, or her sense of humour.
Flare Clothing Company Professional clothes for professional women in aviation.
Flight Plan Magazine This publication gives voice to the culture and lifestyle of women in all facets of aviation, including flight and cabin crews, ramp workers, mechanics, air traffic controllers, engineers and business owners, all with a passion for aeronautics.
Flight Training Adventure Camps Girls Page Not only can girls fly, they can rough it at Flight Training Adventure Camps and learn to fly in the course of a 3000+ mile real life training expedition at the Reality Flight School.
From The Right Seat This blog explores one woman’s journey through life as a flight instructor.
Girls Explore A collection of dolls, books, and accessories based on inspirational historical and contemporary women. It is designed to encourage young girls to “reach for the stars” by giving them real role models – such as Amelia Earhart and Bessie Coleman.
Girls With Wings A movement to encourage more young girls to consider their future in aviation. GWW includes current women in aviation fields, and the future ones. The site includes a message board, news, fun pages, and pictures.
The Harriet Quimby Research Center Quimby became America’s first licensed female pilot on August 1, 1911, and the first woman to pilot her own aircraft across the English Channel on April 16, 1912.
Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide This independent, not-for-profit, global consortium of businesses and organizations seek to foster diversity and growth in the air and space industry, using outreach and educational programs.
International Aviation Womens Association The IAWA brings together women of achievement in the aviation industry and promotes their advancement through the establishment of a worldwide network of aviation professional contacts.
International Women’s Air and Space Museum (IWASM) This non-profit Cleveland museum showcases the accomplishments of women in air and space. Rotating exhibits, a research center with thousands of documents, photos, books and artifacts.
Marina Raskova & the Soviet Women Pilots of World War II An extensive history with photos and links.
Mary Creason’s Aviation Website An aviator for 60 years, Mary Creason has compiled a site for pilots that emphasizes aviation education, racing, and women pilots.
New Zealand Association of Women in Aviation An enthusiastic group that aims to foster friendship amongst women interested in aviation through networking, meetings, rallies, and newsletters.
The Ninety-Nines, Inc. An international organization of almost 7,000 licensed women pilots from 35 countries.
Official Amelia Earhart Web site News, biography, achievements, quotes, downloads, events, store, and rare photos.
Pearl The story of Pearl Carter Scott, the youngest licensed pilot in America.
Pilots in Pink This site carries pilot gear for women. It’s goal is to provide clothing, bags, headsets, and related gear in pink to show pride and professionalism in being both a woman and a pilot. You’ll also find links to create a community of women pilots.
Plane Dames This is meant to be an inspirational site for women who like aviation, and a great resource for apparel. Their Gift Shop features cute, fresh, flattering, comfortable, and fun aviation related apparel for “girls” of all ages. Perfect for fly-ins and airshows or anytime you want to show your “attitude of altitude!”
Polar First World record-breaking helicopter pilots Jennifer Murray and Colin Bodill are attempting what no one has ever done before – to fly a helicopter around the world via the South and North Pole.
Professional Women Controllers, Inc. PWC is an association of air traffic control specialists (both men and women). While membership is predominantly composed of controllers within the USA, the international membership base is expanding. The webpage is used to facilitate the networking of persons in the air traffic control professional field, both within and outside the United States, and to keep members informed on issues, career opportunities, and activities.
SheFlies.com This site is intended to provide information, networking, and products specifically for women interested in aviation. Lady pilots, student pilots, and those who enjoy riding in the right seat are all invited to join the message board and check out the product page.
Tulsa Ninety-Nines The website of the Tulsa Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, an international organization of licensed women pilots from 35 countries with over 6,500 members.
Vantage Points A site with information about a novel featuring a woman pilot in World War II.
WASP-WWII A Tribute to Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII, first women in history to fly American military aircraft.
The WASP WWII Museum Plans to build a world class museum to honor the Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII (WASP), the first women in history to fly America’s military aircraft, to be built at the site of the only air field in America used exclusively to train women pilots to fly ‘the Army way’–Avenger Field, Sweetwater, TEXAS.
Wings Around the World Polly Vacher undertook a record-breaking solo flight around the world in a single engine Piper Cherokee Dakota.
Women in Aviation, International Established to encourage women to seek opportunities in aviation. Conference, events, membership services, links to aviation pages.
Women In Aviation Resource Center Educational, historical, and networking resources to empower women involved in all aspects of aviation: books, education, forums, events, featured women, organizations, networking.
Women in Corporate Aviation A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization made up of aviation professionals including flight department personnel, FBO managers, writers, students, training center professionals, and many others. They network, promoted career opportunities in business aviation, and serve as role models to the next generation of aviation professionals.
Women and Flight Seventy-five black-and-white photographs depicting major themes in general aviation including helicopters, commercial aviation, small-business aviation, sport aviation, space flight, military aviation, and “living pioneers.” Exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
The Women Fly Project A design/art studio dedicated to creating messages that generate awareness for women’s achievements in the field of aviation and beyond. T-shirts, caps, mugs, note cards.
Woman Pilot Magazine Stories about women in aviation.