The Aviation Industry has many
women who are now flying all types of aircraft and are doing a fantastic job. In
addition, many have chosen to enter a career field traditionally held by men.
Qualified and licensed as Airframe and Power Plant Technicians, women are performing
aircraft maintenance, upkeep and rework repairs on today's highly technical and demanding
Women in Aviation
International Society of Women Airline Pilots
- 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
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.
- Aviatrix Logbook A
woman in the process of earning the certificates and ratings to change careers
from research scientist to commercial pilot.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Girls Fly Too! Specializing in
apparel and accessories for girls of all ages, and offering a wide variety of
aviation related giftware items you won't find anywhere else.
- 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 messsage 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,
- 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 and 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
- The Ninety-Nines, Inc. An
international organization of almost 7,000 licensed women pilots from 35
- Official Amelia Earhart Web site
News, biography, achievements, quotes, downloads, events, store, and rare
- 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
- Plane Girls We're girls
who fly; a new generation of women in aviation. Young, smart, professional,
bold and successful, we take the world on our terms, and take second place to
no one. We're models, students, lawyers, pilots, mechanics, dancers, doctors,
moms, actors, and more. We are who we are, and we're proud of it.
- Plane Girls New Site is dedicated
to the advancement of women in aviation, so this site and business is a
tribute to the women who first dared to fly, and to those who still dream of
flying. The sky is free, but flying is not, so we actively support flight
training for women with our dollars, time, advocacy and relentless
- 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.
- She Flies Sportswear Clothing and
items of aviation interest with the intent to further public knowledge of the
important contributions women have made to aviation history.
- Three-Eight Charlie
This blog is "the official online blogging community for friends of the
Three-Eight Charlie screenplay project, which highlights the historic
accomplishments of Jerrie Mock, the first woman to fly solo around the world."
- 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 Endowment A Capital
Campaign to Enhance the WASP Legacy at Texas Woman's University
- WASP-WWII A Tribute to Women
Airforce Service Pilots of WWII, first women in history to fly American
- 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 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,
- Women of NASA
This NASA Quest project profiles of some of the women who work for NASA.
- Woman Pilot Magazine Stories
about women in aviation.
- Women Soaring Pilots Association
This division of the Soaring Society of America
was founded to promote all aspects of soaring for women glider pilots.