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Women in Aviation, International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields and interests. Our 12,000+ membership includes astronauts, corporate pilots, maintenance technicians, air traffic controllers, business owners, educators, journalists, flight attendants, high school and university students, air show performers, airport managers and many others.

We provide year-round resources to assist women in aviation and to encourage young women to consider aviation as a career. WAI also offers educational outreach programs to educators, aviation industry members and young people nationally and internationally. Our most recent initiative is our Girls in Aviation Day program for girls ages 8 - 16.

In addition, WAI promotes public understanding of the accomplishments and contributions of women in aviation. This includes historic notables such as Amelia Earhart, Bessie Coleman, Eileen Collins, Jeana Yeager, Nicole Malachowski and many others. We recognize these women through our WAI Pioneer Hall of Fame program.

Quick Facts 2015

Women in Aviation, International (WAI) is a nonprofit organization that encourages the advancement of women in all aviation career fields and interests.

WAI began in 1990 and was formally established in 1994 as a nonprofit organization. The first International Women in Aviation Conference was held in Prescott, Arizona, in 1990.

Membership Classification (percentage of members)

  • 63% Individual (Professionals/Enthusiasts)
  • 7% International (Overseas residents)
  • 28% Student (High school/College and University students)
  • 2% Corporate (Organizations/Corporations)
  • More than 12,000 active members

Member Benefits*

  • Aviation for Women, the official publication of Women in Aviation, International.Published bi-monthly, it includes features on women in different facets of the aviation industry, regular columns on current issues, scholarship information, job openings, calendar of events, organizational and industry news, chapter news, reviews of current resources, women’s health and aviation experiences.
  • Annual Conference for women and men in all fields of aviation and aerospace. Member discounts available.
  • Chapters in communities around the world.
  • Regional Conferences. Member discounts available.
  • Web site with the latest news, conference information and job postings: www.wai.org
  • Government and industry representation
  • WAI Connect electronic newsletter published monthly
  • Educational outreach programs
  • Network base for personal and career development
  • Scholarships in many aviation fields
  • Merchandise and services discounts
  • Aeromedical Advisory Partnership
  • Legal Advisory Program

*Corporate members receive many additional benefits including:: exhibit discounts at the annual conference, advertising discounts in Aviation for Women magazine and the conference program book and listings in WAI publications.

Annual Conference

  • General sessions, professional development seminars, educational sessions and tours
  • Networking with 4,500 attendees
  • Employment opportunities and more than 200 exhibits
  • Special events, Scholarship awards, Pioneer Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
  • 2017 Dates/Location: March 2-4, Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando, FL

Attendee Profile
Aviation professionals and enthusiasts, both female and male, including aeronautical engineers, air show performers, air traffic controllers, business owners and managers, educators, flight attendants, flight instructors, hobbyists, mechanics, pilots (airline/corporate/military/general aviation), aviation writers and more.

Exhibitor Profile
Aerospace companies, airlines, avionics firms, colleges and universities, manufacturers, the military, museums, publications, aviation apparel businesses, aviation associations and more.

More Statistics
View Current Statistics of Women in Aviation Careers in U.S.

For More Information:

Women in Aviation, International
3647 State Route 503 South
West Alexandria, Ohio 45381
Phone 937-839-4647
Fax 937-839-4645

Corporate Members
Aero Crew Solutions
Aero Law Group PC
Aerosim Flight Academy
Aerospace Machinists District Lodge 751
Aims Community College
Air Force Reserve
Air Medical Resource Group
Airbus North America Holdings, Inc
Aircraft Electronics Association
Airline Ground School Div. Flamingo Air Academy
Airline Transition Consultants, LLC
Alaska Airlines
Alaska Floats & Skis
Allegiant Air
Altria Client Service
American Airlines
American Express Company
Application Dynamics
Art-Craft Paint Inc.
ATP Flight School
Avemco Insurance Company
Aviation Institute of Maintenance
Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.
Baylor Institute for Air Science
Bell Helicopter - Textron Inc
BendixKing by Honeywell
Blue Dart Aviation Limited
Bonnier Corp/Flying Magazine
Bose Corporation
Broward College Aviation Institute
Cage Marshall Consulting
California Baptist University
Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines
Centerline Interview Consulting
Charter College
Cochise Community College
Compass Airlines
Contrail LLC
Coradine Aviation Systems
Corning Inc.
David Clark Company Inc.
Dayton/Montgomery County Convention & Visitor Bur
Delta Air Lines
Delta State University
Departure Media Airport Advertising
Desert Jet
Doss Aviation, Inc.
Emirates Airlines
Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
ExpressJet Airlines
ExxonMobil Corporation
Falcon Aviation Academy
FlightSafety International
Florida Aviation Business Association
Frontier Airlines, Inc.
Galvin Flying
Garmin International
Gavilan College Aviation Department
General Aviation News
Gogo Business Aviation
GoJet Airlines
Great Lakes Airlines
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
Hartzell Propeller Inc.
Helicopter Association International
International Youth Exchange (IYE)
Jacksonville University School of Aviation
Jet Aviation St. Louis, Inc
JetBlue Airways
JetSelect Aviation LLC
JMA Solutions, LLC
KeyCorp Aviation Center
Kissimmee Gateway Airport
LeTourneau University
Med-Trans Corporation
Middle Tennessee State University
MIT Lincoln Laboratory-Flight Facility
Mountain Air Cargo
National Air Traffic Controllers Association
National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin/AWC
NetJets, Inc.
Ohio University Department of Aviation
Parkland College Institute of Aviation
Pennsylvania College of Technology
PerriQuest Defense Research Enterprises, LLC
Phoenix Air Group, Inc.
Phoenix East Aviation
Pilot Fitness
PlaneSense, Inc.
Pratt & Whitney
Professional Women Controllers, Inc. (PWC)
Purdue University, Dept of Aviation Technology
Saint Louis University Aviation
Seaborne Airlines
Signature Flight Support
Silver Airways
SkyOne Federal Credit Union
SkyWest Airlines
Southern Air Inc.
Southern Company
Southern Illinois University
Southern Museum of Flight
Southern Utah University
Southwest Airlines
Spencer Aircraft
Spirit Airlines
Sporty's Pilot Shop
Talon Air, Inc.
Tarrant County College
Technical Women's Organization (TWO)
The Abingdon Company
The Boeing Company
The Ohio State University
Trans States Airlines
Travel Management Company
Travelpro International, Inc.
Tulsa Community College
United Airlines, Inc.
Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc
University of North Dakota
University of Tennessee Aerospace MBA
US Aviation Academy
Utah State University
Utah Valley University-School of Aviation Science
Vaughn College
Virgin America
Voxx Worldwide Aviation Safety
Walmart Aviation
West Star Aviation
Western Michigan University College of Aviation
Westminster College
Wings Financial Credit Union
Wings of Eagles Discovery Center
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