Pursue your aviation dream career with these starter resources. In addition to the resources below, consider volunteering at the CR Smith Museum. Note: You must be at least 16 years old to volunteer. Learn more.
Growing aviation career pathways
Professional organizations and resources
There are many professional aviation groups that offer scholarships, educational opportunities (i.e., webinars, articles, etc.) and networking events. Some to consider include:
Advancing Women in Transportation (WTS)
WTS is an international organization with a mission to “attract, sustain, connect and advance women’s careers to strengthen the transportation industry.” Programs include leadership training and mentoring, networking, education, and professional development.
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
AIAA’s purpose is to ignite and celebrate aerospace ingenuity and collaboration, and its importance to our way of life.
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)
NBAA is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful.
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
The AOPA team, operating out of offices in Frederick, Maryland, and Washington, DC, exists to protect and to grow the incredible privilege that we call general aviation.
Professional Asian Pilots Association (PAPA)
PAPA is dedicated to bringing awareness and support to all members of the Asian community in all fields of aviation. We hope to inspire current and prospective professionals towards a fulfilling career in aviation.