SOAR – Mentoring Program


Aviation is a challenging career choice, regardless of your chosen aviation discipline. WAI Australian Chapter wants to reduce those challenges by mentoring the future of the industry, those in the industry with professional development, and those looking for a change. Each Mentoring program session runs for 6 months – February to July and August to January each year.

Our highly experienced and knowledgeable Mentors from within the industry, both public and private are ready to help you SOAR with a MENTOR.

Their fields and expertise cover, flight training/instructing, General Aviation management, aviation law, Military, flying – helicopters/fixed-wing/ fast jet, commercial management, Defence Industry, operations, safety, accident investigations, executive management, engineering, project management, logistics/aviation supply chain management, communication, public speaking, training and assessment, aircraft sales, personal growth, networking and more.


If you are interested in the aviation industry and not sure where to start, or you are already in the industry and looking for some professional development, or you are looking for a career change then, please join the program.

Applications for 02-24 are now open, August 2024-January 2025.

Apply here.

The program boasts experienced, knowledgeable mentors from all areas of the industry. Successful Mentees will be offered a position in the program and then matched with a Mentor.  Your mentor will either match their desired/actual aviation discipline or have a skill set that responds to the Mentees professional development, challenges, or education needs. We are open to ages 15 years and up. We provide assurance to carers that any under 18’s will have a Mentor that has the required Working with Children checks. Being a Mentee in our Mentoring Program is open to all, however, due to limited places priority will be given to WAI Australian Chapter members.

Please join WAI Australian Chapter here and start growing your network. JOIN HERE


We are always looking for those wishing to give back and join the program as Mentors. New Mentor applications are now OPEN or if you would like to get involved in another way please consider joining WAI Australia HERE or contact with your details. You do not have to have any previous mentoring experience – we can guide you if needed.

We also like to allow our Mentors an opportunity to grow their network and improve their professional development. We ask that those Mentors who can share their career, challenges, and tips for success through our “Meet a Mentor” session. Please indicate if you are willing to be part of this on your Mentor Application. Come and join our amazing team and help the future of Australian Aviation SOAR with a MENTOR. If you are not a member please consider joining to help build how WAI can improve diversity within the Aviation Industry. JOIN HERE


Applications are now open for Session 02-24, apply here. Once you have applied please save in your contacts so you don’t miss your opportunity to SOAR with a MENTOR.

Applications for Session 02-24 are now open!

Next session 01-25 commences in February 2025.

Please email if you would like to be notified when applications for session 01-25 open.

Soar Mentorship, Program Guide