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Girls Take Flight

This September, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport will host its inaugural Girls Take Flight – an exciting new event designed to inspire and empower girls to explore careers in aviation and aerospace.

About Girls Take Flight

Girls Take Flight aims to break down barriers and encourage girls and underrepresented groups to pursue their dreams in the dynamic and rewarding fields of aviation and aerospace. Through hands-on activities, interactive exhibits and inspiring talks from industry professionals, participants will gain valuable insights and motivation to consider these rewarding careers.


Date: Saturday, September 21

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport


What to Expect

  • Close-Up Aircraft Views: Get an exclusive, up-close look at various static aircraft and learn about their functionality and design.
  • Inspiring Speakers: Hear from female pilots, engineers and mechanics (among others) about their journeys and achievements.
  • Career Guidance: Learn about educational pathways and career opportunities in aviation and aerospace.
  • Interactive Exhibits: Engage in flight simulations, aircraft engineering challenges and more.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with industry professionals and like-minded peers.
  • Discovery Flights: Volunteer pilots connecting participants with the joy of flying. A limited number of discovery flights will be available to young women and girls ages 8 to 17.

Who Should Attend

  • Girls interested in aviation, aerospace, science, technology engineering and math (STEM).
  • Educators and parents looking to support and guide girls toward these careers.
  • Industry professionals who want to mentor and inspire the next generation.
  • College and university representatives seeking to promote their aviation and aerospace programs.
  • Anyone passionate about promoting diversity and representation in these fields.

Join us for a day of discovery, learning and inspiration.

Stay tuned for a full list of exhibitors, speakers and activations.