We are NORTHERN SPIRIT - the Winnipeg Chapter of Women in Aviation International
Tickets to Fly Raffle
Congratulations to Monica R who was the winner of our WestJet raffle!! Thank you to everyone for your continued support. We raised over $6,000 from our 2019 raffle to put towards community events, Girls in Aviation Day, and the Spirit of Aviation Scholarship.
WAI Scholarships Announced
The 2020 Women in Aviation, International Scholarships have been announced! Scroll through and see which ones you qualify for, there are so many!
Check back often as new scholarships are added throughout the year.
Applicants must be a member of Women in Aviation International by November 1, 2019, and may apply for up to three scholarships. Internships are not included in the three per member scholarship limit.
Unless otherwise noted, scholarships will be awarded at the 31st Annual International Women in Aviation Conference at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, March 5-7, 2020.
Most scholarships may be applied for electronically through the WAI website. Please submit your application only when you have all of the necessary files ready. If a mailed application is required, submit your official WAI application form and all materials in the same envelope. For each scholarship include two stapled complete application sets (one original and one copy) of the following information:
Scholarship applications must be submitted/postmarked by November 12, 2019. If hard copy application is required please send to: WAI Scholarships, 3647 State Route 503 South, West Alexandria, OH 45381. Contact Scholarship Coordinator Donna Wallace by email or call 937-839-4647 with any additional questions.
Girls in Aviation Day Winnipeg
Thank you for joining us at GIAD19 on Saturday, October 5th!
The international Girls in Aviation Day is planned for Saturday, September 26th, 2020!
Stay tuned for the Girls in Aviation Day 2020 Registration Date.
Interested in learning more about Girls in Aviation Day? Check out the links below for some articles and video footage from #GIAD19!
To view the GIAD 2019 Program, please click here.
Who plans Girls in Aviation Day?
It takes a team of dedicated volunteers and eight months of planning to make everything happen. We are so excited to have assembled an amazing GIAD19 Planning Committee again this year. Meet our team!
Kristin Long - WestJet
Barb Bowen - Manitoba Aerospace
Izabela Witkowska - Standard Aero
Jenna Johannsen - Air Canada
Ellice Gan - Manitoba Aerospace
Melissa Tellier - Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
Karen Bryk - Elevate Aviation
2Lt Rebecca Major - 17 Wing
Lasha Stordeur - Career Trek
Barbara Gmitrowski - Sunwing Airlines/Boeing
We would love to see photos of GIAD 2019 from your perspective! Tag us on Instagram or Twitter, @ywgsprit with #GIAD19 and #GIADywg
Girls in Aviation Camp
Girls in Aviation Summer STEM program at the National Flight Academy August 11 – August 16!
Congratulations Kassandra Saxler and Helene Trudeau, scholarship winners!
The Girls in Aviation 6-Day Deployment is designed to introduce and educate girls on the many career choices and lifestyle possibilities offered by the aviation/aerospace industry. Throughout the week, girls had the opportunity to interact with special guest speakers like female pilots, aircraft maintenance professionals and more!
During the NFA’s 6-day overnight program, students lived aboard AMBITION, a state-of-the-art virtual aircraft carrier. They worked together to plan humanitarian missions with ultramodern, advanced technology, learn to fly in 42 networked flight simulators, eat on a mess deck, sleep in staterooms and receive mission briefings in six fully electronic ready rooms.