Inspiring young women to let their dreams soar
Only six per cent of professional pilots and 2.8 per cent of airplane mechanics are women. One Langley pilot wants to change that.
January 13, 2016 By CBC News
The 2,500 spots for The Sky’s No Limit, Girls Fly Too event this March filled up in four days, according to founder and pilot, Kirsten Brazier. The organization aims to inspire more women to pursue a career in aviation by giving them hands-on experience with planes and helicopters.
“We believe it’s a perception barrier, not any unwelcome barrier. If you never see a women doing that job it never occurs to you that you could do that,” said Brazier, who has worked as a pilot for 23 years. | READ MORE