Scholarship recipients will become ambassadors, entrusted to share their passion for aviation to inspire the next generation of women pilots. CAE will follow the scholarship recipients throughout their journey to the flight deck and their first few years as a professional pilot; providing regular updates through social media and sharing their experience at aerospace and women in aviation events.
“I am gifted with the opportunity to help women achieve their piloting dreams. We are a generation of women who are intelligent and resourceful, work well with adversity, strive to reach our goals, have a strong work ethic, value respect and kindness, and understand the need for a healthy balance in life.
It is my goal to encourage women such as these to realize their aspirations of becoming a pilot.”
CAE is committed like no other training organization to the advancement of women in aviation to broaden the civil aviation talent pool. Today, women make up only 5% of professional pilots worldwide. The same is true of cadets in training. Unlike many other traditionally male-dominated professions, the aviation industry is still not attracting enough women. The CAE Women in Flight scholarship program aims to develop the industry’s future women pilot ambassadors in hopes of addressing the underrepresentation of women in this profession.