Since we don’t typically see our pilots, it can be surprising to learn that only seven percent of pilots in the US are women. Perhaps even more surprising — there are zero female flight navigators. One initiative is looking to change that for the future.
To celebrate Girls in Aviation Day, Delta operated a flight staffed only by women crew members and carrying 120 young female passengers. The “WING” flight — Women Inspiring our Next Generation — took off this weekend from Salt Lake City to NASA headquarters in Houston to promote women in aviation as well as STEM (science, tech, education, and math) careers.