UAVAir, the UK’s leading drone training academy, is joining in with Women of Aviation Week (March 7-13) in a bid to encourage more females to join the rapidly growing sector.
Despite having put over 150 students through training, the drone school has less than five female alumni. UAVAir has promised to make an active effort to level the gender playing field and help women earn their wings.
Women of Aviation Week exists to celebrate the achievements of female aviators and raise awareness of opportunities for women of all ages. Fittingly, the event date corresponds with the March 8 anniversary of the world’s first female pilot license, acquired in 1910. The aviation industry has come a long way in gender diversification, but still has far to go before equality is achieved.
Helen Cope, Marketing Manager at UAVAir said: “The expertise we offer at UAVAir is second to none and we’d love to see more women get on-board. There’s absolutely no reason why a career in aviation should be gender limited, and throughout Women of Aviation Week we’ll be doing everything we can to attract more ladies to the sector.”