Identifying the barriers that stop women from flying.
Why There Aren't More Female Pilots
In the U.S., women are a minority in a profession that's already hard to break into.
Why aren't there more female pilots?
Columnist Liza Mundy writes that the American culture easily accepts women in leadership roles that involve public safety, citing Deborah Hersman, chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board; Marion Blakey, president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association; and Jane Garvey, a director of Boston's Logan International, but she wonders why there aren't more female commercial pilots. "Like all industries integral to our progress and well-being…
Why Are There so Few Female Pilots?
Exploring the Role of Female Pilots in Aviation Visiting the Ninety-Nines Museum On a recent trip to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, I stopped into the Ninety-Nines Museum, a museum dedicated to the history of female pilots, for a
The women of AOPA offer advice to future female pilots
Women of Aviation Worldwide Week is the celebration of women in aviation, past, present, and future held annually during one week in March. The week is designed to raise awareness of aviation opportunities available to girls of all ages. In honor of this special week, we reached out to our wonderful female members and staff, to see what advice they would offer future female pilots.
Why airlines need more female pilots at the controls
While women make up roughly half of cabin crew, among pilots that ratio slides to just 5.2 per cent.
10 Female Pilots Who Are Breaking Stereotypes
The International Society of Women Airline Pilots has estimated that just 4,000 of the world's 130,000 pilots, or a mere three per cent, are female pilots.
How This Female Pilot Is Flying Through The Glass Ceiling
Nearly 80 years after Amelia Earhart attempted to circumnavigate the globe, another Earhart is taking the reins. Although pilot Amelia Rose Earhart i...
Why airlines need more female pilots to take to the skies
The number of women working as pilots in the UK is shockingly low. We ask five what must be done to encourage more girls to consider flying as a career, how they got their start and what they love about the job
World War II female pilot turns 100 and reunites with old love
Dorothy Olsen, a pilot who flew during World War II, turned 100 on Sunday, and was able to reunite with an old love.
Nursing students learn about jobs on a medical flight team
A team from Indiana University Health's LifeLine Critical Care Transport works with nursing students in the area to show them what it's like to be part of a medical flight team on a high-tech air ambulance. In Missouri, Gov. Mike Parson signed legislation making flight nurses, medical pilots and medical first responders public safety officers.
Almost 100 years ago, the first black female pilot took flight — and you need to know her name
Meet 20 year-old Amel Ajongo South Sudan’s Second female pilot
Amel Ajongo Mawut is South Sudan’s second female pilot at just 20 years old after two and a half years training at the Kenya School of Flying.
EasyJet wants to recruit 20 per cent more female pilots by 2020
Budget airline EasyJet has today launched a national campaign which hopes to inspire more girls to become airline pilots. The move comes after a survey conducted by the company found that girls were less motivated to become pilots than boys during childhood. Girls don’t aspire to be pilots EasyJet’s poll of their 500 pilots found …
How A 15-Year-Old Became The Youngest Black Female Pilot To Fly Across U.S.
By: Ryan Velez At the age of 15, most teenagers are still trying to master how to drive, let alone anything beyond that. However, there are always going to be exceptions to the rule, and Face2Face Africa covers one unique example of a girl who broke one surprising record. Back in 2009, Kimberly Anyadike, an […]
Air New Zealand pilot on why the aviation industry needs more female pilots
OPINION: The question I'm asked most often is "do you actually get to fly the plane?".
The San Diego mystery: America’s soccer-crazy city seeks top-flight team
When the Premier League kicks off on Saturday, San Diegans will watch in droves. Later, they’ll play beach soccer – or drive to Mexico to watch Tijuana
FedEx pilot detained in China before boarding commercial flight
FedEx said the pilot was later released, and it is working with Chinese authorities to understand what happened.
Take charge: First female F-14 pilot explains how
Carey Lohrenz considers herself an average woman.She isn't.
Meet 7 Outstanding Female Investors Who Fought Their Way To The Top
No investment firm was interested in hiring her as more than a secretary, despite her studies. "It was a man's world, and women need not apply," she recalls In the face of rejection, she started her own investment newsletter in 1966, at the age of 40. A response to one of her newsletter advertisements read, "I can't imagine myself ever taking investment advice from a woman. Unless you take your advice from a man." Wanting to avoid further gender discrimination, she decided to…