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Petition: Help eliminate gender-exclusive words that keep women out of aviation

Petition: Help eliminate gender-exclusive words that keep women out of aviation

Gender-exclusive words signal group-based ostracism and act as entry barriers In 2020, female pilots look up Notices to Airmen before each flight, validate their Medical Certificate by signing in the Airman Signature field, and refer to Airman Certification Standards to prepare for pilot tests. The FAA’s website contains more than 40,000 references to Airman or Airmen; ICAO’s website lists close to 2,000 airmen references. It does not stop with these administrative organizations. Industry stakeholders and …

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How Friendly Is The Air & Space Industry On March 8? iWOAW Releases Study

Research of the industry’s stakeholders Tweets reveals changing attitudes. Research Results (Power Point) On the first day of the 9th annual Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week, the Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide (iWOAW) is releasing of a global study based on Twitter’s message archives that reveals changing attitudes towards women in the air and space industry. On March 8, 1910, Raymonde de Laroche became the world’s first woman to obtain a pilot license. It …

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Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week Addresses Pilot Shortage

From March 3 to March 9, 2014, events organized to celebrate Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week took place in 9 countries of 4 continents and drew more than 31,000 girls and women to aviation facilities. Events complying with Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week event’s standards aim to foster gender balance in the air and space industry by specifically engaging the female population and introducing it to the many aviation-related opportunities available to them with the …

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FAA statistics female pilots 1960-2010

What five decades of FAA statistics reveal about women progress in aviation

By Mireille Goyer, Founder & President of the Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide How rare are American female pilots? According to FAA statistics, to have a chance to randomly meet one female pilot holding a fully-rated pilot certificate (i.e., other than student), you had to encounter 21,417 women in 1960. The ratio became one in 4,224 in 1980, the highest ever. By 2010, the ratio decreased to one in 5,623 women. See What four …

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