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International Society of Women Airline Pilots
HomeMembership Requirements (old)

   The International Society of  Women Airline Pilots: Membership Requirements

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Vancouver, Canada 1994

A “Qualifying Pilot” is a woman who:


Serves/served as a Flight Crew Member and holds/held a seniority number at a FAR Part 121 or 129 Air Carrier or ICAO equivalent and possesses an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate or ICAO equivalent. This includes retired and medically retired airline pilots of course!

A “Qualifying Aircraft” is any aircraft that:


Weighs over 40,000 lbs.or 18,000 kilos flown on the certificate

of an FAR Part 121 or 129 Air Carrier.

Non-U.S. applications shall reflect corresponding qualifications.

If you meet these requirements,

Our dues are only $44/year
Click on "Membership Signup"
under the membership menu!

why do we have to pay dues to join?

We've found that is the best way to attract great applicants for our scholarships is to pay for a booth at the "Women in Aviation" conference. we also do our scholarship interviews at WAI, but WE don't announce the winners there, as it is cost prohibitive... we would rather give out an extra scholarship to a deserving woman!

We work hard to keep our costs down. Board members do not get paid although we are compensated for meals, incidentals, and airfares for international members. We do pay for hotel rooms at WAI, conference chair, and IFALPA rep...but only a portion.
We pay for an accountant and a bookkeeper, as well as a website.

When you join us you are supporting our scholarship program, education and camaraderie among women airline pilots.

We are a nonprofit 501(c)3.