World’s 1st woman pilot to cross Atlantic Ocean & Pacific Ocean solo in LSA

Aarohi Pandit, the world’s first woman pilot to cross the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean solo in a light sport aircraft (LSA), is all set to re-enact again in October. On October 15, 1932, J.R.D. Tata, known as the father of Indian civil aviation, piloted the first-ever flight of the Tata Air Services from KarachiRead More

WAI hosts aviation day for girls in Houston

At Houston’s Lone Star Museum about 100 girls got the experience of a lifetime for Girls in Aviation Day. It’s an annual event hosted by the Houston chapter of Women in Aviation International, a nonprofit organization that strives to inform young girls about how careers in aviation can be viable options. “Today is all aboutRead More

WAI announces opening of its 2022 scholarships

WAI has announced the opening of its 2022 scholarships. In 2021, WAI awarded 149 scholarships valued at $731,805 that included 47 scholarships awarded through a $250,000 Conrad N. Hilton Foundation grant. The total amount of scholarships awarded by WAI since 1995 is now more than $14.5 million. In a news release, WAI said, “Currently, thereRead More

First female pilot with the Royal Flying Doctor Service

Anne Lewis was a trailblazer in aviation, serving as the first female pilot in the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) and the first woman to hold a commercial pilot license in Western Australia. She came from a family of aviators and has called Tasmania’s north-west home for the past 15 years. Her father ran anRead More

19 year old teen paves way for girls to fly solo around the world

A 19-year-old is paving the way for girls in STEM by setting the record for the youngest woman to fly solo around the world next month. Belgian-British Zara Rutherford sets off on her 51,000-km journey in her bespoke Shark ultralight plane, the world’s fastest microlight, in August. Once complete, Rutherford will be the youngest personRead More

Youngest woman to fly solo around the world in a single-engine aircraft launches new podcast

Shaesta Waiz, the youngest woman to fly solo around the world in a single-engine aircraft, launched a new podcast, AVIATE with Shaesta, July 30 to showcase women in aviation. The podcast highlights female role models in aviation, encourages women to make their voices heard in the aviation industry, embraces diversity, motivates women to travel andRead More

WIA in Dubai awards scholarships to rising stars

The fifth edition of the Women in Aviation (WIA) Middle East Chapter’s General Assembly, held as a co-located event of the 20th edition of the Airport Show at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), has awarded scholarships worth over US$50,000 and honored women who are helping the aviation industry gain gender diversity. For the first time,Read More

GIAD to return in-person events across the globe in September

Women in Aviation International’s Girls in Aviation Day (GIAD) will return to in-person events across the globe in September 2021, and the Aviation for Girls App will also continue! WAI chapters and corporate members will be free to host in-person events for girls ages 8-17 this year, as their local health guidance allows. WAI willRead More

Sharon Vaz-Arab appointed as IMEA regional director for Chapman Freeborn

Chapman Freeborn has appointed Sharon Vaz-Arab, aviation expert with 30+ years of experience, as its new Director – IMEA (India, Middle East & Africa). Sharon, known throughout the aviation world as ‘Sherry’, arrives at the company following 26 years at Cargolux Airlines, where she began in sales and progressed to Director of Middle East andRead More