We are proud to work with the following partners.
The BWPA aims to support women in aviation and to encourage participation in aviation by women. Formed in 1955 the BWPA came into being ten years after World War II Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) women pilots had been thanked for their services to their country. The BWPA believes in promoting general aviation to women and girls who live in the UK and those who are not already aware of or engaged in aviation. Encouraging existing female pilots to join and help spread the word is another aim.
We have partnered with the British airline carrier easyJet to work together to promote pilot careers to female audiences and to provide advice on engaging with schools and best practice on child safeguarding.
MAF is a dynamic Christian aviation charity, operating 130 light aircraft in around 25 developing countries. Soaring over deserts, jungles and mountains, bringing help to the most isolated communities on earth. At MAF Youth they are passionate about young people and their desire is to educate, challenge and inspire through aviation, mission and adventure.
Freedom in the Air (FITA)
Freedom in the Air (FITA) creates the opportunity for people with disabilities to experience the wonder of flight. We challenge, we educate, we give transferable skills through learning to fly. FITA enables people to fly higher socially, physically and professionally.
Learning to fly is a great way to change peoples’ lives, building confidence and re-igniting self-belief. Flying an aeroplane is empowering. People feel free, liberated from their disability with nothing to hold them back. There are no differences between disabled pilots and able-bodied pilots. In the air, everyone is equal. In the UK, we have many fantastic organisations promoting inclusive aviation – not perfect of course – but fantastic. Things would be much worse without the BWPA, FITA and of course The Aviatrix Project. What The Aviatrix Project celebrates is the gift of the human imagination - we have to be careful now to use this gift wisely and must avert the inequality that exists in aviation, which is preventable.
FITA is proud to support The Aviatrix Project. We are impressed with their mission to make aviation and aerospace gender equal and accessible for female pilots including those with disabilities. By working together we can be stronger regardless of colour, race, religion, ability, GENDER and celebrate in the spirit that the Sky’s the limit. If you can fly an aeroplane, then you can do anything. Let Talent Fly!!
STANSTED AIRPORT AEROZONE
The Aerozone is Stansted Airport's on-site education centre. It provides a flexible and inspirational learning environment, aimed at children and young adults, with a picnic area and viewing platform where visitors can watch the airport in full operation. The Aerozone offers access to a range of educational materials and activities focused on three themes : STEM, Careers in aviation and The history of Stansted Airport.
AMY JOHNSON HERNE BAY PROJECT
Remembering - celebrating and remembering the life and achievements of one of Britain’s greatest female pilots and keeping that memory alive
Searching - the search for the wreckage of her plane and answers to the many questions surrounding the untimely death of this pioneer of flight.
Inspiring - building on Amy’s legacy to inspire the next generation to consider a career in aviation and engineering, follow their dreams and “believe nothing to be impossible” (Amy Johnson, 1936)
WOMEN'S ENGINEERING SOCIETY
The Women's Engineering Society is a charity and a professional network of women engineers, scientists and technologists offering inspiration, support and professional development. Working in partnership, we campaign to encourage women to participate and achieve as engineers, scientists and as leaders.
WES has three primary aims:
- Women: Support women to achieve their potential as engineers, applied scientists and leaders and to reward excellence.
- Education: Encourage and promote the education, study and application of engineering.
- Sustainability: Work with organisations and influencers to promote gender diversity and equality in the workplace and sustain the historic legacy and future effectiveness of the Women’s Engineering Society.