iWOAW to Give Away Scholarships, Apple Watches, iPads, Etc. to Entice Young Women to Try Flying
"Aviation is For Girls Too" - During the 6th Annual Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week, March 7-13, 2016, iWOAW is offering Apple Watches, iPad Minis, custom jackets and custom silk scarves to girls and women who dare to step out of bounds and try flying in a small aircraft (maximum 6 seats) anywhere in the world. Those who decide to learn to fly as a result of their experience are eligible for flight training scholarships.
Vancouver, Canada, February 1, 2016 (Newswire.com) - As part of the 6th annual Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week, a global aviation awareness week for girls of any age, the Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide () is offering Apple Watches, Minis, custom jackets and custom silk scarves to girls and women who dare to step out of bounds and try flying in a small aircraft (maximum 6 seats) from March 7 to March 13, 2016 anywhere in the world.
“All aviation vocations begin with a passion for flight,” says Mireille , Founder and President. “That passion is what motivates people to choose a career in aerospace. That’s why focuses on addressing the significant and ongoing flight introduction gender gap.”
"All aviation vocations begin with a passion for flight. That passion is what motivates people to choose a career in aerospace. That's why iWOAW focuses on addressing the significant and ongoing flight introduction gender gap."
Mireille Goyer, iWOAW's Founder and President
The outreach initiative launched by in 2010 is designed to spark aviation vocations within the female population and improve gender balance in the industry. It resolves around offering girls and women not familiar with the industry, a chance to experience various aviation activities, hands-on, as well as meet today’s women of aviation face to face to learn about the reality of various careers from a woman’s perspective.
“My career goals were tweaked by the event, in a very exciting way!” declared Barbara of Winnipeg, MB, Canada, after her eye opening experience at one of the Week’s many events using hands-on model. “I would want to work on plane design, like the body or engine,” adds , , FL, USA.
By far, the most emotional and life changing experience is flight, regardless of the type of aircraft. When free Fly It Forward® flights are included among the activities, registrations close due to overwhelming demand within a matter of days after announcement.
For those who fall in love with the art of piloting as a result of their flight during The Week, offers three flight training scholarships totaling $4,500 CAD to the first three eligible female candidates who fly solo.
Women who had never considered learning to fly before The Week fly solo within 6 weeks of their first flight on average to win the scholarship.
Incidentally, more than 5 weeks before The Week begins, nearly 1,000 aviation enthusiasts on 3 continents have already registered their intentions to introduce 7,200 girls and women to flying in gliders, ultra-lights, airplanes, and helicopters. Numbers will likely double before the end of The Week, weather permitting.
Girls and women are invited to visit The Week’s official website, .., to locate events offering free flights or flight training centers offering special discounts on trial flights during The Week within their geographical area.
To qualify for the prizes and scholarships, girls and women must report their free or paid flights in The Week’s official website before March 15, 2016, midnight.
- Approximately 2% of all aircraft mechanics are females, less than 6% of all pilots are females, about 10% of all aeronautical engineers are females, and
- Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week Numbers:
- 96,000 participants in 249 locations, 36 countries, on 5 continents
- 21,656 Fly It Forward® flights
- Fly It Forward® is a call to action urging pilots to pass along the gift of flight to girls of any age to close the flight
- Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week is a global outreach initiative organized by the Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide that promotes the advancement of women in the technical fields of the air and space industry through hands-on engagement. It takes place annually during the week of March 8, anniversary date of the first female pilot license worldwide.
- The Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide - - is a not-for-profit alliance of businesses and organizations from around the world whose mission is to foster gender balance in the air and space industry through outreach, education, and advocacy.
- Press Kit: http://www.iwoaw.org/publications/press-kit/