Fighting for change: African optimism

The African aviation industry still falls far behind in terms of female pilots, airport infrastructure and regional air connectivity in comparison to other parts of the world. Wilbur Sargunaraj talks to a trio of pilots from the continent to discuss their route to the flight deck, how they are inspiring others, highlighting prevalent issues, their hopes and what it means to be African

The number of women that make up the global percentage of airline pilots is still small – just 5% according to training provider CAE – but in some regions of the world, primarily in and around Africa, it’s almost non-existent.

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