As part of a push to attract more female pilots, British Airways has released the results of a survey which explores why so few women pursue careers as professional pilots.
Reported in Flyer Talk, the findings revealed common misconceptions when it came to female roles in the aviation industry including a lack of visible role models and being told it was a man’s job. 2000 women in the UK took part in the survey.
  • 63 per cent of women surveyed said they were deterred from the career when they were growing up
  • 20 per cent of respondents felt that there was a visible lack of role models for female pilots — both in real life as well as in TV and film.
  • 20 per cent of respondents believed that women could only be cabin crew
  • 13 per cent of respondent had never been a passenger in a plane flown by a female pilot
  • 10 per cent of respondents said they were told that this career path was restricted to men
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