Thank heaven it’s 2018 and women aviators are finally considered equal partners with their male counterparts. Hmmm, but are they really?
Opportunities for women who choose aviation as a career have never been better. Jobs abound for pilots but also for dispatchers, air traffic controllers, mechanics, avionics technicians, and more. Female pilots may be just 7% of the pilot population but women with gumption, perseverance, and determination will make their mark and join the ranks of career female aviators. Hard work, smarts and a love for flying will open doors and, female or not, your skill and ability will be rewarded. I, for one, believe there’s no room for a victim mentality, especially when so many great scholarships are available, and many professional pilots will be retiring in the near future. If you want it – go get it!
As motivation to keep us all moving in the right direction, I offer these two pictures. I came across them accidentally and have no idea if someone snapped them yesterday or if they’ve been floating around for a long time. If you can identify where they were taken, leave a comment. It looks like a restaurant named “Barnstormers”. I hope, I think, that in 2018 we’re way past the days of walking down a hallway and being identified by the likes of signs like these.