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Women and Aviation: Where are all the Female Pilots?

Friday, August 31st, 2012

In 1910, Raymonde de Laroche became the world’s first licensed female pilot. She declared that flying was ideal for women as it didn’t rely on strength as much as mental coordination. It was Laroche’s hope that other women would follow her lead and flock to aviation. Unfortunately, that did not happen.

More than 100 years after Laroche, women are still relatively scarce in aviation.

Today, in an era where the percentage of female doctors, lawyers, and police officers is on the rise, around 25%, the percentage of female pilots remains relatively low, around 6%. Because of this, many people still have the misconception that aviation is for the boys. This could not be further from the truth!

It is the hope of organizations and events – like Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week – to advocate for greater diversity in the aviation industry.

Aviation Insurance Resources Supports Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week

The idea behind Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week, scheduled for March 4-10 of 2013, is to help shape the future of aviation by introducing girls and women to the opportunities that aviation has to offer.

Now that is a mission that Aviation Insurance Resources can really get behind! In fact, AIR’s own Victoria Neuville serves as a WOAW U.S. Team leader and organizer for events in Frederick, Maryland.

2012 Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week

The Women Of Aviation Worldwide community welcomes anyone (man or woman, boy or girl), association, and corporation who believes that:

  • The aviation industry would be better off with more women involved.
  • Each one of us has the power to make a difference.

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