Saturday, February 2, 2008

No Longer a Man's World

Things have come a long way since the first female airline pilot, Helen Richey (she flew for Central Airlines in 1934), was refused acceptance by the all-male pilots union which forced her to resign after just ten months. Today United Airlines has the most women pilots with 68 Captains, 401 First Officers and 44 Second Officers - that's 513 to save you counting :)

Perhaps somewhat surprising is the fact that Aer Lingus has the highest percentage of female pilots. Whatever would James brown have had to say?

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