To celebrate 100 years of female pilots in combat, Fly It Forward pilots will give free introductory flights to female military personnel and their daughters during the upcoming sixth annual Fly It Forward challenge organized by the Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide (IWOAW). The challenge is set for March 2-8, 2015.
Since 2010, pilots from 37 countries on five continents have given free first flights to nearly 10,000 girls and women as part of the Fly It Forward challenge. Their goal is to encourage girls and women to consider aviation as a hobby or a career.
Any female introduced to flight during the Fly It Forward challenge may become eligible to win the First to Solo challenge’s grand prize, valued at $2,495 in 2015. Previous grand prize winners used their prizes to advance their quests to start commercial pilot careers, according to organizers.