EAA WomenVenture 2020 T-Shirt
As you probably already know, women comprise only 7 percent of all FAA-rated pilots. What is surprising is that for at least the last 30 years, the total number of active female pilots has remained steadily between 24,000 and 26,000. Recent research suggests that outreach efforts to women may be missing the mark when it comes to why we fly. We are also beginning to more fully understand the challenges that women face in completing their training or remaining active fliers throughout their lives. While the findings may sound intuitive with respect to our own experiences, never underestimate the power of data!
EAA is fully committed to increasing the number of women who fly, and to better supporting the women who already do. The purpose behind this survey is to more fully understand why women enter aviation, the barriers they face in training, and the challenges they face in staying active pilots. We will use your responses to better guide our outreach efforts, inform how we support women through their training and beyond, and improve and expand our WomenVenture programming.
It will take all of us to meaningfully increase the number of active female pilots — which is why your response to this survey is so important. With your response, we will continue to update you on our findings, efforts, and programming. We hope that you will stay engaged, too! We will need your support if we are going to be successful in bringing and keeping more women involved in aviation.
As a thank you for completing this survey, we will send your free EAA WomenVenture 2020 T-shirt. This offer is limited to the first 3,000 participants and expires on August 14, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. CDT. Your T-shirt will arrive three to four weeks after this offer concludes. Shipping will be limited to United States addresses only, with free standard shipping. Sorry, not available for international orders.
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EAA WomenVenture Supporting Sponsors:
United Airlines Flight Operations Pilot Scholarship
United Airlines is proud to partner with EAA WomenVenture supporting female aviators. As an industry leader passionate about diversity and inclusion, United Airlines' mission is to create an inclusive work environment characterized by dignity and respect that empowers every employee to serve the global marketplace and contribute to company success. United Airlines would like to make a difference in the life of one aspiring female airline pilot who are pursuing their dream in the world of aviation. One $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a woman currently meeting the following criteria:
- Must be a current, full time student enrolled in an accredited collegiate aviation or aeronautical science program at application deadline.
- FAA Instrument rating preferred
- Minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA required
This scholarship is intended for women seeking advancement in professional aviation development towards a career as a professional airline pilot. The recipient will be chosen on a basis of merit, career aspirations and dedication, as well as contributions to their community.
Items that may be asked for if moved to the final round include:
- Two letters of recommendation are required. One from a faculty member or flight instructor and one from a pilot who has flown with candidate.
- Academic transcripts
- Copies of pilot certificates (if applicable)
- Copies of medical certificate (if applicable)
Scholarship funds will be paid directly to recipient's flight school and training must be completed within one year.
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