Help double the pilot population in your country. Take the Fly It Forward® Challenge.
Spark vocations. Introduce girls and women to flying.
"So many great questions and such incredible interest. It was a great way to spend a Saturday.”— Frank, Pilot, MD, USA
“This experience brought me back to my first flight; seeing the expressions from ladies who were so eager and excited to go flying.”— Pete, Pilot, BC, Canada
Conduct a Fly It Forward® Flight
For pilots available to fly female passengers during Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week
- Verify that the flight will meet the Fly It Forward® Flight guidelines.
- Invite a girl or woman who has never flown in a small aircraft for a first flight during Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week, March 5-11, 2018.
- Take lots of photos / videos of your Fly It Forward® flight(s).
- Report your Fly It Forward® flight(s) to qualify your first time flyers for the First to Solo™ Challenge.
- Post details of your Fly It Forward® flight on social media and publicly challenge one of your pilot friends to take the challenge.
Fund the First to Solo scholarship
For pilots unable to fly during Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week
- Motivate a girl to turn inspiration into immediate action. Donate to the First to Solo scholarship fund.
- Receive a thank you email.
Discover the Sights and Sensations of Flying.
Take the Fly It Forward® Challenge.
Attend a Fly It Forward® official activity
For girls of all ages located within driving distance of an official activity
- Visit our event listings page to locate a Fly It Forward® official activity in your area.
- Register to go on a first flight experience.
- Post details of your upcoming Fly It Forward® flight on social media and publicly challenge one of your girl friends to take the challenge.
- Take lots of photos / videos of your Fly It Forward® flight and share them with hashtag #FlyItForward.
Visit a local flight school or aero club
For girls of all ages not within driving distance of an event
- Search for flight schools and/or flying clubs near your residence here.
- Contact the flight school or aero club and ask about familiarization or discovery flights.
- Query about discounts for girls during Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week.
- Arrange for your flight to take place during Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week.
- Post details of your upcoming flight on social media and publicly challenge one of your girl friends to take the challenge.
- Take lots of photos / videos of your first flight and share them with hashtag #FlyItForward.
- Request that your flight instructor complete our flight report form before you leave to become eligible for the First to Solo™ Challenge.
Transform your world. Go on a first flight experience.
“It was amazing, so exciting yet peaceful when you get up in the air.”— Heather, First Time Flyer, NSW, Australia
"The whole experience just opened my eyes to the hope that I could actually learn to fly, it wasn’t as impossible a dream as I’d always assumed.”— Grace, First Time Flyer, TX, USA
Prove your aviation community’s women friendliness.
Take the Fly It Forward® Challenge.
Empower women in your community.
“Thank you for gifting this to all the women and girls of our community.”— Deborah, First Time Flyer, WA, USA
“It was just SO refreshing to see the women really excited about flying (and of course talking planes at my hangar).”— Kathy, Event Organizer, ON, Canada
Enter the Fly It Forward® Challenge competition
For aviation communities located at airports
- Check out the Fly It Forward® trophies and titles up for grab.
- Request an activity organizer kit.
- Organize a Fly It Forward® event and officially register it in our website.
- Post all the details of your event (preparation and minute-by-minute preparation) on social media using hashtag #WOAW17 to challenge other communities to compete with you.
- Send your activity report before the activity report deadline.
- Wait for results announcements to see if your community outperformed other communities around the world.
Take the Pink Paper Plane Challenge™
For aviation communities not located at an airport
- Download the official WOAW Week Pink Paper Plane template and print as many copies as needed.
- Gather as many girls and women as possible at your school, community, workplace, event, etc. during Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week.
- Build as many WOAW Week Pink Paper Plane as possible in 15 minutes. (keep track of the number of planes built)
- Inscribe a message on each plane.
- Launch all the WOAW Week Pink Paper Planes at once (for safety reasons, never throw a paper plane in the direction of a living creature).
- Share your photos and videos along with the number of planes and the launch city/country on social media using hashtag #PinkPaperPlanes