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Celebrating Women Pilots on IWD

Yesterday was International Women’s Day and I spent part of the day wondering why we have so few pilots who are women? Of the 53,000 members of the Air Line Pilots Association, only 5 percent are female. According to the International Society of Women Airline Pilots, there are only about 450 women worldwide serving as airline captains. Of the major airlines Qantas female Pilots are around 3.6 per cent while at American it is four percent. At British Airways it is just under six percent. Both they and Lufthansa (six percent female) have started campaigns…

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