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"Being able to give young women hands-on experience of flying plays a big part in inspiring young minds about their future."
Women are vastly under-represented in the aviation and aerospace sectors and while change has been slow, new education policies and more visible role models are shifting the status quo. Frances Cook spoke to the UK's Royal Aeronautical Society and Women 1st to find out what barriers exist and what can be done to address the gender imbalance.
It is difficult to believe that in the 21st century, with so much emphasis on gender equality in the workplace, that women are so vastly under-represented in the aviation and aerospace sectors. While women are very visible in customer service and administrative roles - in the UK around two-thirds of ticketing and sales personnel are female - behind the closed doors of the cockpits, the hangars and the board rooms, it is a very different story.
"Airbus devised a dedicated training programme for women, called GROW, which prepares them for senior management positions."
Published May 01, 2013 - 10:23 AM
The tight-knit EAA community helped bring 19-year-old Philipp Stute of Friedrichshafen, Germany, to the Kermit Weeks Flight Research Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, to work on EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast as a maintenance volunteer!
Published May 01, 2013 - 10:16 AM
Good news and bad news from EASA.
Their Draft Opinion on NPA-2011-16, ‘Qualifications for flying in Instrument Meteorological Conditions’, has been published and takes on board some important suggestions made by IAOPA Europe. In particular, it has acceded to the suggestion that pilots converting from ICAO-compliant instrument ratings such as the FAA IR should not need to sit written theory exams. Instead, they will simply need to demonstrate adequate knowledge to the Examiner during their Skill Test. Nick Wilcock of AOPA UK reports: “Conversion of suitably experienced pilots holding ICAO IRs wishing to convert to the new ‘competency-based’ IR should be much simpler, requiring no written exams. Instead, the IR Skill Test will include an assessment by the Examiner to confirm that the applicant has the relevant theoretical knowledge for the C-B IR.”
Overall, the document remains both prescriptive and bureaucratic. Wilcock adds: “Regrettably, the Agency has failed both to comply with the EASA Management Board’s call for greater rulemaking flexibility and to note the Commission’s flexible response in other areas of aviation legislation. It has also failed to recognise that there is no safety case to justify the exclusion of the provisions of JAR-FCL 1.175(b) in the Aircrew Regulation (which allow national authorities greater flexibility in their own airspace). We will work with all other organisations to demand their inclusion.”
The Draft Opinion also confirms that EASA has no time for specific national requirements such as the UK’s ‘IMC Rating’, which is credited with contributing so much to Britain’s enviable safety rate. Together with other associations, AOPA UK will be continuing its campaign to allow future pilots to gain the lifesaving skills the IMC Rating provides – a campaign which has the full support of the UK CAA.
Published Nov 02, 2012 - 05:15 PM
We encourage you to introduce women to aviation during Women of Aviation Week, an outreach movement begun by Mireille Goyer, Canada. Flights that take place between March 5-11 should be logged on her website at www.womenofaviationweek.org in order to tally the total and allow both female first flight timers and pilots to be eligible for prizes. In conjunction with the reenactment of Harriet Quimby's flight across the English Channel 100 years ago, Mireille's goal is to have these flights performed in 100 locations on March 10. Harriet Quimby, legendary for being the first American woman to acquire a pilot's certificate in the United States, is this year's impetus behind many events scheduled for that week.
Reserve Saturday, March 10th to fly a woman, whether young or just young at heart, and acquaint her with the joy of flight. Who knows how she will see the world after sharing the passion.
Published Jan 12, 2012 - 10:25 AM
March 18, 2011 — NASA debuted this week its new website that celebrates women’s contributions to science and exploration.
The Women at NASA website was developed to encourage more young women to pursue careers in math, science, and technology. Through a collection of videos and articles, the Women@NASA project shares the stories of 32 women across the agency who contribute to NASA’s mission in many ways.
Published Apr 05, 2011 - 08:10 AM
On March 23rd, the US Consulate General in Naples hosted a conference on the subject of Women in the Military. Female members of the US Air Force and Navy joined female members of the Italian Air Force, Navy, Army, Guardia di Finanza and Carabinieri, in order to share personal experiences and discuss the strides that both Italy and the US have made toward equal opportunities within their respective Armed Forces.
Published Mar 31, 2011 - 06:23 PM
120 delegates from Europe and the United States gathered at RAF Northolt in West London last week for the 3rd annual BA-Meetup conference.
Christened the 'un-conference' by this year's attendees - in appreciation of it's informal and social atmosphere - the BA-Meetup brought business aviation professionals together in a wide-ranging programme of education and debate ranging from Operations, Scheduling and FBO Management to Marketing, Catering and Ground Transportation.
Published Mar 31, 2011 - 09:01 AM
Come Join us!
“The world's women are nearly as educated and as healthy as men, but are nowhere to be found in terms of decision-making,"
Saadia Zahidi, World Economic Forum- Davos summit January, 2010
Why Should You Attend?
Published Aug 02, 2010 - 04:05 PM
What is International Learn to Fly Day? International Learn to Fly Day was announced at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009 as an effort to increase interest in flying and to encourage the aviation community to get others involved in Aviation.
Share the Spirit - Take someone flying! Live the Dream - Discover Flying!
Published May 11, 2010 - 04:47 PM
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· Women in aviation – the status quo won't fly (May 01, 2013)
· German Student Seizes Opportunity to Volunteer at EAA (May 01, 2013)
· AWE's very own Michelle Bassanesi came second in this year's Air race Classic! (Jan 08, 2013)
· AWE 12 Conference a Great Success - Istanbul, Turkey (Nov 02, 2012)
· EASA gives a little on instrument flying (Nov 02, 2012)
· Congratulations to our 2012 AWE Scholarship Winners! (Jun 09, 2012)
· Introduce women to aviation during Women of Aviation Week (Jan 12, 2012)
· 7TH AWE - AVIATION AND WOMEN IN EUROPE CONFERENCE (Oct 27, 2011)
· 2011 Scholarship opportunities (Aug 15, 2011)
· New Site Spotlights Women’s Achievements at NASA (Apr 05, 2011)