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iWOAW announces the winners of Fly It Forward® Awards in 2022

Each year, the Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide (iWOAW) identifies the individuals and groups who exemplify the spirit of the Fly It Forward® movement by sorting through the thousands of reports and contest submissions it receives.

As the Covid crisis vanned, aviation enthusiasts, associations, and corporations returned to hosting large in-person events to fly it forward during the 12th annual Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week.

iWOAW thanks all participants for helping change the face of aviation and congratulates this year’s Fly It Forward® Award winners.

Group Awards

Most Female Friendly Airport Worldwide – Portimão, Portugal

Most Female Friendly Aviation Corporation Worldwide – TEI, Eskişehir, Türkiye

Most Female Friendly Aviation Community Worldwide – Antalya, Türkiye (THK)

WOAW Organizers

Most Productive Organizer Worldwide

  • Joana Almeida, Portimão, Portugal  (flights)
  • Can Erel, Ankara, Türkiye (no flights)

Most Acclaimed Organizer Worldwide

  • Shiralee Hill, Hawkenbury, U.K. (flights)
  • Mia Duran, Beyerville, AZ, USA (no flights)


Most Dedicated Female Pilot Worldwide – Joana Almeida, Portimão, Portugal

Most Supportive Male Pilot Worldwide – Roberto Neves, Portimão, Portugal


Best WOAW Photographer – Hatice Sümer, Torbalı/İzmir, Türkiye

Best WOAW Videographer – Es Sabiha Gökçen M.T.A.L, Eskişehir, Türkiye

Most people with Pink Paper Planes in one photo – Can İlhami, Es Sabiha Gökçen M.T.A.L, Eskişehir, Türkiye

Most Unusual Pink Paper Plane photo – Sharon Smith-Baxter, Wasaya Airways, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada

Most Pink Paper Planes (no people) in one photo – Angel Matson, Bangor, Maine, USA

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