redefine the face of aviation


From 1960 to 1980 female pilots increased to roughly 6% of the pilot population. 30 years later, at the end of 2019, the number of female pilots was almost 6% again. 

It's time to make a change.


change the numbers

The current state of aviation shows a long road for women to catch up. Numbers published by the FAA showcase the gap.

follow your dream

Your voice and dreams can influence future safely-distant and socially-connected program content and activities.

support the solution

Your donation will help women take flight while attending a safe, supportive aviation academy dedicated to their success .

who we are

the ULTIMATE mission

PinkTails Aviation Academy, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, will provide women a safe, supportive learning environment to build the foundational skills necessary to soar in the aviation industry.

The Academy is only at the start of a long journey and we need you to be a part of that journey. It is looking for your support to help women realize their dreams.

You can help shape the future of aviation by providing funding, time, or expertise!

from the academy

new female-friendly programs

Discover programs that set out to inspire women to fly and apply STEM principles with engaging content focused on mastering the fundamentals of aviation.

The program for women

Inspire women to fly!

The program for girls

Making STEM fun!

be in the know

the latest happenings

With the help of our dynamic supporters, we are on the path to changing the future. Here are just a few ways you can start to redefine the face of aviation.

share your story

All journeys are different. Your story may inspire others to dream big. We would love to hear about your aviation journey.

join the conversation

The conversation is happening on social media. Join the conversation to stay up-to-date and share your support for female pilots.

learn about the gender gap

Women currently enter flight school at 1/6th the rate of men and graduate at a lower rate. With the growth in aviation, opportunities exist for women if the barriers can be removed.

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academy commitment

Nondiscriminatory Policy

PinkTails Aviation Academy will admit qualified female students of any race, color, national, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. PinkTails Aviation Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin in administration of its aviation educational policies, admissions policies, acceptance of student scholarships, community outreach activities, and other academy-administered programs.

Co-founder who flies right seat and believes in the value of supportive learning environments in order for students to grow, soar, and achieve their dreams.

Tanya Buchanan

Co-founder and pilot who has seen the barriers facing women first-hand, prompting her to become a mentor and advocate for aspiring female pilots.

Sarah Pozdell

Co-founder and pilot with over 20 years of aviation experience who has a passion to grow the diversity within the aviation industry and help women take flight.

Jamie Buchanan

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