The FAI is committed to encouraging women to take part and compete in air sports at all levels. Conscious that women are under-represented in air sports, the FAI developed the Women With Wings series to promote women who fly. The aim is to raise awareness of those women who are already in air sports, and to encourage others to get involved.

From world firsts to competitions and world records, women have been pioneers throughout the history of aviation and air sports. From the barnstorming days of Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, and Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia, to Seiko Fukuoka, multiple FAI Women’s World Paragliding Champion and world-record holder, women can and do set the agenda.