Grand Dames of Aviation


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A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the Grand Dames of Aviation (GDoA) is a group of accomplished women in professional aviation with a mission to help women believe, achieve and lead in aviation for the future innovation, viability, and safety of the industry. GDOA collaborates with seasoned professionals, partners, and loyal donors to give back through a dedicated scholarship, mentorship, and leadership networking programs. GDoA celebrates extraordinary achievements in aviation, educates through scholarships, and inspires through mentorship and networking. Cultivating the talent, innovation, and leadership of women is critical for the future of aviation and aerospace. With charitable funding, GDoA successfully recruits, retains, and advances women in the aviation industry. 

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A Grand Dame herself, living legend of aviation, Patty Wagstaff, sports the Abingdon “Grand Dame” watch. A champion aerobatic pilot, she is one of few pilots ever to win the National Aerobatic championship three times, and a winner of the International Aerobatic Championship. Wagstaff owns and operates an aerobatic school in St. Augustine, Florida, and continues to perform at airshows all over the world. The limited-edition Grand Dame watch by the Abingdon Company is available for purchase.
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Newly Established Grand Dames of Aviation Nonprofit Aims to Celebrate, Educate, Inspire with New Scholarships, Sponsored Programming

Nov. 18, 2022
Initially founded by a group of dedicated women in professional aviation, the Grand Dames of Aviation (GDoA) plans to celebrate extraordinary achievements in aviation, educate...

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