“Airplane design, pilot training, and federal regulations are what drive safety; not gender, size, or physical strength. There should not be any flight control system on a modern airplane that any person who is qualified cannot overcome and fly.”
Captain Tara Cook, Chairwoman ISA+21, www.iswap.com
CFR 25.253 (U.S. Code of Federal Regulations) High-speed characteristics: …it must be shown that the airplane can be recovered to a normal attitude and its speed reduced to VMO/MMO, without exceptional piloting strength or skill. Read the full code here.
The International Society of Women Airline Pilots has 615 members representing 25 countries and 90 airlines.
Women represent only 8950 of the 180,000 airline pilots worldwide, a mere 5.01%. Our goal is to increase those numbers through scholarships, education, and mentoring. Since its inception in 1978, ISA has given away over $1.4 million in ratings and cash awards to women whose career goal is to become an airline pilot.