Why are all pilots male? … I am wondering, being at the Charles de Gaulle-Airport in Paris (end of vacation) waiting for take off to Berlin.
- Obviously this is a problem, and still unsolved, CNN tells me. “Getting more women involved in all aspects of aviation is a nut that everyone in the industry would like to crack but that no one, to date, has”, said Chris Dancy, a spokesman for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association to CNN.
- Of course, not ALL pilots are male, “just” 95%.
- An answer by Angela Masson, a retired American Airlines captain: “It shouldn’t be very surprising that women don’t flock to a stressful male-dominated job that requires lots of expensive and continuous training, takes them away from home for large chunks of time and makes it difficult to raise a family.”