#GAReads | Could women solve the global pilot shortage?

Mrs. Betty H. Gillies was the first woman pilot to be "flight checked" and accepted by the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron. ( via Wikimedia Commons )

Mrs. Betty H. Gillies was the first woman pilot to be "flight checked" and accepted by the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron. (via Wikimedia Commons)

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.

Read Jonathan Josephs’ full article at BBC News here…