The Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance is a nonprofit organization formed for the purpose of championing women’s professional growth and enrichment in aviation maintenance by providing opportunities for sharing information and networking, education, fostering a sense of community and increasing public awareness of women in the aviation maintenance industry.
The Central Florida Chapter of AWAM was founded in 2017 and has dedicated itself primarily to education and outreach to show young girls that aviation maintenance is a viable and interesting career path to follow.
“If I was going to do it, I was going to do it, that's all there was to it”
— Phoebe Fairgrave Omlie, First Woman aircraft mechanic
Less than 3% of certificated aircraft mechanics are women. Many female students go through school as the sole woman, only to enter the industry to find more of the same. AWAM works to bring these women together, and to build a pipeline to encourage kids, especially girls, to enter into our industry.
Percent of A&P certificates held by women
Percent of Inspection Authorizations held by women
Percent of pilots that are women
AWAM Central Florida Chapter #23 meets the 3rd Sunday of each month in Orlando, FL. We have members from Jacksonville, Tampa, Titusville, Fort Lauderdale, and Daytona Beach. For more information please contact Stacey_Rudser@awam.org