#GAReads | Could women solve the global pilot shortage?
Claire Banks is about to fulfil her childhood dream of flying planes for a living.
After almost a decade as a physiotherapist, her aviation career is now ready to take off.
The 36-year-old from Lancashire in the north of England has just been offered a job as a pilot by UK carrier EasyJet, joining a small but growing number of women around the world flying commercial aircraft.
Once seen as a very male job, Claire says that attitudes have thankfully changed over the past two decades.