In 2024, we celebrate the 15th edition of the Fly It Forward® call to action.
Our 15-for-15 theme challenges each and every aviation enthusiasts to take any or all actions below:
- Introduce 15 women and girls to aviation opportunities, hands-on,
- Highlight 15 past or present women of aviation in a public space, or
- Invite 15 women and girls to fly Pink Paper Planes.
In 2010, Mireille Goyer, an airline-rated pilot and aviation educator, pointed out the lack of outreach efforts towards the female population as an explanation for the stagnating percentage of women in the industry. She asked aviation enthusiasts across the globe to Fly It Forward® to close the gender gap in aviation. The result was the largest shift in attitude towards women in the air and space industry since its inception. Aviation enthusiasts flew it forward to more than 500,000 women and girls as part of the Fly It Forward® initiative since then. Moreover, a multitude of similar initiatives sprouted here and there.
Closing the industry gender gap relies on reaching millions of women and girls. Join us March 4-10, 2024. Take the 15-for-15 challenge.