Welcome to the BFC Womens Aviation Network
Introduction by Julie Pomeroy, General Manager, Brampton Flying Club
In 2011, the Brampton Flying Club (BFC) identified the need to make a special effort to attract more women in to the aviation industry. At that time only 6% of the members at the BFC were women and approximately 6% of pilots in North America were women. There are few reasons, that we can see, that should prevent women from becoming pilots, flight instructors, aircraft maintenance engineers (AMEs), aviation managers or business owners. The industry is predicting pilot shortages in future. There is opportunity for jobs and careers in aviation now.
- Encourage more women to choose aviation as a career and help them to succeed in the industry.
- Increase the number of members, who are women at the Brampton Flying Club, from 6% to 10% or 38 members by March 2012.
- Creation of the Women’s Aviation Network (WAN) to help women get linked to each other and to industry opportunities.
- Identify barriers to women in aviation through surveys and research. Plan to remove identified barriers.
- Development of an outreach program to young women in high school. Let them know that getting involved in the aviation industry can be a great career path. Provide different options, assistance and support.
We encourage both men and women to join the WAN network to help spread the word and become involved. CONTACT Nanci Soldo at [email protected] 905-838-1400 Ext. 333 to join WAN and receive our news bulletins.
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