redefine the face of aviation
only 5.6% of pilots are women
For more than 100 years, female pilots have enjoyed the freedom of the skies, flying near and far for personal enjoyment and professional gain. From 1960 to 1980 female pilots increased to roughly 6% of the pilot population. At the end of 2018, the number of female pilots was barely at 5.6%.
It is time to make a change.
Throughout society, people are more likely to consider a career or hobby when they see someone like themselves already participating. “Someone like them” to show that they, too, can accomplish their dreams. With so few women currently in aviation, it is often difficult to find role models and mentors to support the next generation of female aviators.
Additionally, anxiety, self-doubt, and intimidation tend to impact women more when starting their aviation journey in the male-dominated industry. These barriers are not actively being addressed in the current aviation education system. As a result, not only do women enter flight training at a lower rate than men, women also drop out at a higher rate.
This combination showcases that a different approach to the current flight school system is required to achieve a better outcome.
Open the nation’s first nonprofit school dedicated to women achieving flight!
And PinkTails Aviation Academy was born to provide women a safe, supportive learning environment to build the foundational skills necessary to soar in the aviation industry.
Built on these core values, the Academy will develop a multi-sensory, collaborative curriculum which fully engages women in their aeronautical educational experience. It supports personal safety and acceptance, empowerment, strong communication, and mutual respect. This approach to aviation education would systematically remove the barriers of anxiety, self-doubt, and intimidation.
PinkTails Aviation Academy is only at the start of a long journey and we need you to be a part of that journey. The Academy is looking for your support to help women realize their dreams. By providing funding, time, and expertise...
.... YOU CAN SHAPE THE FUTURE OF AVIATION.
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