THERE ARE WOMEN AIRLINE PILOTS! I AM ONE.
In fact, I have flown many times as part of an ALL FEMALE cockpit crew!
There just aren't that many of us....yet
Because generally pilot careers are not encouraged by society and schools as a job to which girls might aspire. Just look at kids clothing- the airplane decor is always on the boys outfits! Plus, in the past airlines recruited pilots from mostly the military. Now that 65?f new hires are from a civilian background, you will see the numbers of women increase (they already are)
Women Pilot Statistics*:
Of 120,614 Commercial pilots in the United States, only 7,315 or 6.06?re women.
Of 141,992 Airline Transport Pilots only 5,008 or 3.53?re women.
*you can be hired at an airline with only a commercial certificate but must have an ATP to become a captain.
While the Ninety-Nines (mentioned above) is an organization for women pilots, most members are not with the airlines but general aviation pilots. The International Society of Women Airline Pilots, aka "ISA+21", is an association just for licensed women airline pilots- http://www.iswap.org/
Help us increase our numbers and encourage a young girl to become a pilot! http://www.girlswithwings