the Original flyGIRL
The flyGIRL mission is to encourage and inspire women and young girls to open their hearts and minds to their potential. We want every girl and woman to dream big, aim high, and fly!
Natalie Kelley launched flyGIRL after she earned her pilot’s license. The experience of pushing her own boundaries, challenging herself, and succeeding as a woman in a male-dominated industry completely changed Natalie’s life. She gained confidence and a sense of independence that she had forgotten in adulthood. With her own money, Natalie launched flyGIRL and self-funded the first $5,000 flyGIRL Scholarship to finance a portion of the cost to send another woman to pilot training.
Today, flyGIRL has helped dozens of young women explore their potential and change their lives through scholarships, a supportive network, motivational articles and speaking engagements. Contact flyGIRL to learn how to bring our mission to your organization, community, or school!
Landing my Start
I’m fortunate enough to be able to fulfill my childhood dream of becoming a pilot. I want to share my travel experiences with everyone with pictures, encouragement, connections or possibly financial assistance. Life is too short to spend it doing things you don’t LOVE!!
The Aviation Bug
I was bitten with the aviation bug when I flew aerobatics with my Uncle Robert. He used to take me up at the local airport and I just loved it! My father made a career in aviation as well. I crave excitement and there is a rush every single time I take off! When I’m in the sky, every worry disappears and I am in the moment and enjoy the peaceful scenery that you can only get from the sky.
These are some of my favorite destinations since obtaining my license August 2017. I’m always trying to find time for a new destination and plan to add to this list as quickly as possible!
|Chicago, IL||Kansas City, MO|
|Birmingham, AL||Colorado Springs, CO|
|Atlanta, GA||Sedona, AZ|
|Milwaukee, WI||Marble Canyon, AZ|
|Nashville, TN||Amarillo, TX|
|Memphis, TN||Albuquerque, NM|
|New Orleans, LA||Grand Canyon, AZ|
|Jefferson City, MO||Myrtle Beach, SC|
|Roanoke, VA||Knoxville, TN|
|Little Rock, AR||St. Louis, MO|
|Kill Devil Hills, SC||Louisville, KY|
|Huntington, WV||Muncie, IN|
|Daytona Beach, FL||Pensacola, FL|
|Tampa, FL||Atlanta, GA|
|Florida Keys, FL||NASA Shuttle Landing Facility, FL|
|Detroit, MI||Springfield, IL|
Shop to Support
flyGIRL offers scholarships to women to help them pursue their dreams, and we fund our programs through donations and product sales. Proudly wear your flyGIRL apparel and share the mission of our flyGIRL community!
Join the flyGIRL Community
Our network of Fearless flyGIRLS shows the power of what is possible when you have dreams and the resources to pursue them. Read their stories, connect with us on social media, and learn about how you can become a flyGIRL.