Girls Encouraged To Consider Aviation Career
Posted: October 7, 2012 at 5:30 a.m.
Two dozen teenage girls had a chance to “woman” the controls of a Lear Jet on Saturday at a career day hosted by the Women in Aviation chapter at Rogers Municipal Airport.
By The Numbers
Women At The Controls
Of the 627,599 pilots in the U.S., only 42,218 are women. Only 12 percent of students pursuing their pilot’s license are women. That number drops further for women in all other areas of aviation except for flight attendant, where women make up 80 percent of the population, and dispatcher, where women make up 17 percent.
Source: Women In Aviation (www.wai.org)
At A Glance
Women In Aviation
Women In Aviation began in 1990 and was formally established in 1994 to encourage women to seek opportunities in aviation. It provides networking, education, mentoring, and scholarship opportunities for women who strive for careers in the aviation and aerospace industries.
Source: Women In Aviation
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