EAA WomenVenture

Join us at EAA®️ WomenVenture!

For 15 years, EAA WomenVenture has aimed to inspire, empower, and break down barriers for young girls and women that dream of flight. In 2020, 6 percent of aircraft pilots and flight engineers were women. Each day, bold women take on the challenge of making their aviation dreams come true and encourage others to do the same. In 2022, WomenVenture will highlight the fearless determination and the adventurous, unwavering spirit of women in aviation.

New this year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is a dedicated space for those looking to help women in aviation, the EAA WomenVenture Center. Located in Aviation Gateway Park, the EAA WomenVenture Center will feature exhibitors and networking events to support women in aviation, as well as other resources for women currently in aviation fields or seeking to be a part of them.

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EAA WomenVenture Day: Wednesday, July 27

Help encourage women in aviation by celebrating 15 years of WomenVenture through participating in the “Be Bold”-themed celebration on July 27!

15th Annual Group Photo | 11 a.m

Meet on Boeing Plaza for the traditional group photo to capture and celebrate the women within this program, and wear your free WomenVenture 15th anniversary T-shirt, designed by pilot Christy Holy.

Power Lunch |11:30 a.m.

Gather at the Theater in the Woods for an inspiring lunch where first woman pilot and commander of an American spacecraft will present. Col. Eileen Collins was named “one of America’s most admired women” by Keppler Speakers for her achievements at NASA that spearheaded groundbreaking progress for women in aviation.

Evening Program | 6:30 p.m.

Return to the Theater in the Woods to experience a panel of women in aerobatic flying who will discuss how this form of flying has elevated their skills. The panel includes Vanessa Christie, Patty Wagstaff, Julie Clark, Susan Bell, Debbie Rihn-Harvey, Melanie Astles, Vicky Benzing, and Jessy Panzer.

EAA WomenVenture 2022 T-Shirt Design Contest Winner Announced

Christy Holy is the 2022 EAA WomenVenture T-shirt Design Contest winner! This year’s contest asked for designs that represent what it means to be bold. Christy submitted an original canvas painting of a General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon soaring through the sky, which was integrated into this year’s T-shirt design. Commonly referred to as the Viper, the F-16 is one of the most respected fighters around the world. The lightweight, multi-role fighter’s incredible maneuverability and a high thrust-to-weight ratio was seen by all EAA AirVenture 2021 attendees thanks to the performance of the F-16 Viper Demo Team.

EAA WomenVenture | Winning T-shirt Design | Congratulations to Christy Holy for creating the winning 2022 EAA WomenVenture T-shirt design!

Christy has been flying for 23 years. Originally, flying was something she did for fun in her spare time, but in college she switched her major from art to aviation. Today she is a pilot for Executive Jet Management (EJM) flying mainly for the Ford Motor Company out of Detroit, Michigan. When she isn’t flying, Christy continues to create artwork, which she auctions off to support a nonprofit, and spends time with her husband and five kids.

2022 will be the 15th year of EAA WomenVenture celebrating women from all facets of aviation during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. This year’s event will celebrate what it means to be bold in aviation.

EAA WomenVenture 2021 Selfie Collage

Thank you to everyone that texted us your EAA WomenVenture 2021 photo and shared it on social media with #EAAWomenVenture.

Download the 2021 EAA WomenVenture Photo Collage.

EAA WomenVenture 2021 - Selfie Collage


Keep the Spirit Alive

Pass your love of flight along to future generations. Check out our EAA GirlVenture Camp for young women in grades 9-12 during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. This four-day camp experience will engage, inspire, and educate those interested in pursuing their dreams in aviation. Find out more now.


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EAA WomenVenture Supporting Sponsors

United Airlines
U.S. Air Force
Endeavor Air
Ford Motor Company
GAMA: General Aviation Manufacturers Association
The Ninety-Nines
Women in Aviation International
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