International Women’s Day: Around the Airlines…

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Today is International Women's Day and over the past few years many of our airlines have recognised the need to encourage more women into the industry. With just over 5% of the global pilot population being female, there is certainly a long way to go, but there is also a cause for celebration as more and more of our industry...

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Thomas Cook announce new Cadet Programme & Scholarship for Female Pilots

Thomas Cook Female Pilot Scholarship

Thomas Cook Airlines along with training school FTEJerez have today announced they will be launching a new Airline Cadet Programme alongside a Scholarship inspired by French aviator Raymonde de Laroche, in a joint venture to attract more female pilots to the profession. Having not trained ab-initio pilots through sponsored schemes for many years now, Thomas Cook is launching the FTEJerez...

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International Women’s Day 2018: 5 Pioneering Aviators

International Women's Day 2018

To celebrate International Women's Day 2018, we are taking a look at the top 5 pioneering women aviators over the past century. Amy Johnson (1903 - 1941) Perhaps one of the most famous female aviators in history, Amy was the first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia in a Gypsy Moth aircraft. Johnson also set many long-distance...

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