About the BWPA
Formed in 1955 the BWPA came into being ten years after World War II Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) women pilots had been thanked for their services to their country, been patted on the head and told to go back to their kitchens. Amongst our membership are student pilots, airline captains, military pilots and flying instructors.
How we can help you
The BWPA is a membership organisation that exists to support women who fly or who are learning to fly, and to encourage participation in aviation by women who have yet to try it. Members are of all ages, experience and backgrounds but share a common passion.
Hear from our Chair
The British Women Pilots' Association is a non-profit making association run by volunteers who are enthusiastic and committed to the BWPA. The BWPA exists to promote aviation, particularly to women. There are over three hundred members of the BWPA involved in all areas of aviation.
Congratulations to ‘easyJet’s youngest female airline captain’ – 26-year-old Kate McWilliams Posted Sep 26, 2016 By admin_bwpa_master
Coverage of Kate McWilliams becoming a captain for easyJet, which includes comment from BWPA Chair, Julie Westhorp: Julie Westhorp, Chairwoman of the British Women Pilots’ Association
Location: RAF Halton, Buckinghamshire