WOMEN IN AVIATION INTERNATIONAL BLUE ANGELS AIR ASSOCIATION INDIA CHAPTER

About WAI

Women in Aviation International (WAI) is a nonprofit organisation with a diverse membership that includes astronauts, general aviation corporate and airline pilots, maintenance technicians, engineers, air traffic controllers, business owners, educators, journalists, flight attendants, high school and university students, air show performers, airport managers, aviation enthusiasts, and many others. WAI provides year-round resources to assist women in aviation and encourage young women to consider aviation as a career. WAI offers educational outreach programs to educators, aviation industry members, and young people nationally and internationally. With chapters in over 85 countries, WAI is an international powerhouse with representation all over the world with over 18,000 active members. To learn more about the international organisation head to wai.org

We know with certainty that our shared passion for aviation transcends any differences among us.

At the Blue Angels Air Association India Chapter, (Blue Angels Air) we strive to encourage, empower and educate all those whose interests, lives, and work involve aviation and aerospace without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, age, or point of view. As an organisation driven by its members, our goal is to collaborate with all members to develop resources, content, and events that provide the greatest value to everyone involved. We provide year-round resources to assist women in aviation and to encourage young women to consider aviation as a career

Just as Amelia Earhart said:

“Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don’t have one, realise it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.”

Our Mission

Is to serve as the premier national platform, championing the invaluable contributions of our diverse members across every facet of aviation and aerospace, alongside allied interests. Through advocacy, support, and celebration, we aim to elevate our members’ impact and foster a vibrant and inclusive community within the industry.

We will achieve this by:

Promoting Diversity & Inclusion This involves advocating for equal opportunities for women in all aspects of aviation including piloting, engineering, management and other roles.
Empowerment & Support We provide networking opportunities, scholarships, discounted programs, mentorship initiatives and resources which will help empower women to pursue careers and interest in aviation.
Education & Outreach We aim to inspire and educate young girls to spark their interest in aviation. Girls in Aviation Day is our global outreach program connecting young aspiring aviators from all around the world & many other outreach programs.
Recognition & Celebration We love to celebrate & honour our women aviators throughout history including our contemporary leaders and trailblazers who are making significant contributions to the industry.
Collaboration With industry, government & academia to deliver STEM outreach programs and initiatives to regional, remote & rural India.

INSPIRING

Educational Outreach Programs
Girls in Aviation Day

CONNECTING

WAI Annual Conference
WAI Blue Angels Air Chapter Events
Jobs Connect
Mentors

ENGAGING

Networking
Chapter Socials
Community Outreach

PLUS

Scholarships, Newsletter, Discount  &  most important Friendships!

WAI members seek to inspire and stand for encouragement, continued education, and a whole lot of fun! If you’re a lover of all things aviation and aerospace, and enjoy sharing your passion with others, we’d love to have you!

MEMBERSHIP

Our members represent the broad scope of aviation – general, corporate, commercial and military. WAI members include aeronautical engineers, pilots, maintenance technicians, educators, air traffic controllers, avionics technicians, airport managers, business owners, dispatchers, artists, students, flight attendants and enthusiasts.

We welcome memberships from men and women of all ages, backgrounds and in all stages of their career who shares our passion for aviation and make a difference in our community.

Join our chapter & enjoy the perks of Women in Aviation membership

There are 2 steps to become a member of WAI Blue Angels Air chapter:

Step 1: Join Women in Aviation (WAI) International. https://www.wai.org/membership-information When you sign up, be sure to select chapter number 249P Blue Angels Air Association, India Chapter for your local chapter. The WAI membership number you will need for the next step.

WAI International Membership Categories & fees:

  • Junior Membership – FREE for under 18 years
  • Student Membership – $29 /year
  • Individual Membership – $49/year
  • Corporate Membership – $500/year

Step 2: Join the Blue Angels Air Association Chapter of WAI so you never miss out on all of the fun where we Connect, Engage & Inspire more women in the Indian Aviation and Aerospace Industry.

Select your Membership Category from:

FREE membership for Junior Members (18 years old and younger)

To register as a Junior WAI Member, you must include your birthday (proof to be attached) the name of the school you are currently attending in your membership application. 

Please note that your membership will expire 60 days after your 19th birthday, at which time we hope you will upgrade your membership to a Student Membership or an Individual Membership.  

Student

INR 1000 per year – Full-time students interested in aviation 

Students who are enrolled full-time in College, University, or other Vocational program (including full-time enrollment in flight schools) must include the name of the school (along with Photo ID proof)

Individual

INR 2000 per year – Aviation professionals or enthusiasts.

Corporate

INR 40,000  per year- Organizations and/or companies that support the work of Women in Aviation.

Corporate Membership also includes 1 primary membership and 4 additional, individual memberships. Each “inheriting” member designated receives all the benefits of a full Individual Membership including those pertaining to corporate member benefits

Your local chapter is run by volunteers, your involvement can be as much or as little as your time allows.

“I learnt to fly because I love the freedom of flight. It’s a privelege open to few, yet particulary to women if they seize it”

- Jacqueline Cochran

Benefits of Memberships

In addition to the Women in Aviation International benefits you’ll enjoy:

  • Networking with successful women & men who can help your career
  • Mentorship Program – Be a Mentor or Get a Mentor
  • Jobs Connect – access to aviation jobs and internships
  • Scholarship Programs
  • Outreach Community Programs
  • Membership discounts – Training, Products & Services
  • Camaraderie, social events, and FUN!

Additional Benefits for Corporates

  • Exclusive access to WAI’s job board at Jobs Connect
  • Advertising discounts in WAI print & digital publications
  • Exhibit Space booth discounts at WAI annual conference & events
  • Brand Exposure – featured on WAI.org global platform and through social media, website listings, marketing materials

Upcoming Events

Chapter Socials

Our chapter events give us a chance to meet new people, have some fun and gossip about all things aviation! Members and non-members are invited.

  • Women, Wings & Wine!
    April 28th 2024, 7pm at Socials, Wordmark 1, Aerocity – Delhi. Join us for an evening of socializing, fun & lively discussions about all things Aviation.
  • Time to dig out the aviators and ‘80s music
    June 2024 more details to follow
  • The Sound of Wings 
    August 2024 more details to follow
  • The Fiancées of the Air
    October 2024 more details to follow

Upcoming Event

Girls in Aviation Day

September 2024. More details to follow

Join our chapter!