SOAR – Mentoring Program


Aviation is a challenging career choose, 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.  The program boasts experienced, knowledgable mentors from all areas of the industry. Successful Mentees will be matched with a Mentor, who 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 from 15 years 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.



We are always looking for those wishing to give back and join the program as Mentors – please use the application below. You do not have to have any previous mentoring experience – we can guide you if needed. We also like to allow our Mentors with 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 welcome at any time however, you will not be contacted until 1-2 months prior to start of the session.  Once you have applied please save in your contacts so you don’t miss your opportunity to SOAR with a MENTOR.

Applications for Session 02-22 commencing August 2022 ARE NOW CLOSED.  The next session is due to commence February 2023. 

Mentee Application

Mentor Application

Soar Mentorship, Program Guide