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Saturday April 27, 2024
(Rain Date Sunday)
10:00am to 4:00pm

Changes For 2024
Girls Take Flight Aviation and Aerospace Expo

We have had nine successful years introducing many girls and their families to aviation and aerospace at the Oshawa Executive Airport. In 2023, more than 1600 people attended, including members of the community, politicians, media, pilots, ground volunteers, speakers and people staffing the exhibitor booths. Over the course of nine years, more than 1200 women and girls have received a free discovery flight in a small airplane, thanks to the pilots who donated their aircraft and fuel.

For 2024, we are making a significant and exciting change. While the majority of the discovery flights will take place on April 27 at the Oshawa Airport, Girls Take Flight as we have come to know it ‑ including the expo, speaker program, static aircraft display and a number of discovery flights ‑ will now take place at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport on Saturday, September 21.

While the event has always been a great success, we wanted to bring Girls Take Flight to new heights in 2024 and secure a corporate partner that would be able to support the event for years to come. With Toronto City Airport presenting Girls Take Flight, within walking distance for many and accessible by public and regional transit for much of the Greater Toronto Area, we will be able to connect with even more young women and girls who may be considering a future career in aviation.

  • April 27, 2024 ‑ Girls Take Flight Discovery Flights
    • Enterprise Airlines, Oshawa Executive Airport
  • September 21, 2024 ‑ Girls Take Flight Expo and Discovery Flights
    • Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
    • Details will be posted on this website as they become available

Discovery Flights - Registration Required

Take a FREE Discovery Flight in a general aviation aircraft:

  • For girls and women, aged 8 and older
  • Only for those who have never, ever flown in a small aircraft before
  • Signed liability waiver is required
  • Must register on-line in advance to fly

Last year, the discovery flights were cancelled due to rain. Those who were registered to fly and attended last year will receive an email, giving them the first opportunity to register.

Click To Register

Free Aviation Discovery Flights For Women And Girls

Your Hosts

Girls Take Flight Oshawa is an event hosted by the First Canadian Chapter of the Ninety-Nines and Durham Flight Centre to introduce girls and women to aviation.

Volunteers

This event is run entirely by volunteers.

Pilots donate their fuel and aircraft for girls and women who have never been for a flight in a small aircraft.

Location

Durham Flight Centre / Enterprise Airlines
Oshawa Municipal Airport
1190 Keith Ross Drive
Oshawa, Ontario
L1J 0C7

Parking

There is parking along Keith Ross Drive.

Also, watch for signs indicating parking availability at local businesses.

There is also a large parking lot at the Main Terminal on Airport Blvd.

PHOTO GALLERY

Professional photographers take pictures during the event. Each year is a separate album.

Introductory Flight Lesson

If you are interested in finding out more about learning to fly, the Durham Flight Centre offers "Intro Flights". You take your first flight lesson and see first hand what it is like to learn to fly an airplane, for as little as $79+tx. Gift Certificates are available. Click here for details.

PHOTO GALLERY

Professional photographers take pictures during the event. Each year is a separate album.

Girls Take Flight Photographs

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