Wonders of Aviation relies on the aviation industry to identify high potential students who become the Wonders of Aviation Award recipients.

Award recipients learn about the aviation industry by participating in sessions that include a tour of an air traffic control tower; a ride in a helicopter; experience flying a plane either in an Airbus or Boeing flight simulator; instruction in gliding, and a flight in a glider; learning about aeronautical engineering and a tour of the Wits supersonic lab

Award recipients are also taught how to help with outreach efforts, how to be mentors, and how to be a role model to future Award recipients. Wonders of Aviation works with supporting organisations to assist Award recipients in securing employment within the industry.

The air is the only place free from prejudices.
Bessie Coleman, first female pilot of African-American descent, and the first African-American, to hold an international pilots license. 


WOA’s Awards to-date, include: