CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 1 | Issue 2 - 1

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AOPA Air Safety Foundation

ASF's newsletter for the serious flight instructor | Vol. 1 Issue 2

I HAD A FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR WHO WOULD BARK ORDERS AND SCREAM AT ME WHEN I COULDN’T DO SOMETHING RIGHT. I WANTED TO UNDERSTAND, AND NOT UNDERSTANDING MADE ME LOSE CONFIDENCE.
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Mars teaching Venus
BY LYNDA MEEKS
AVIATION HAS ALWAYS BEEN a male-

dominated industry, and although women have played important roles within aviation, they have had to adapt to a man’s world. Women have been a minority in all aviation fields except flight attendant, according to FAA statistics. The oft-quoted statistic that 6 percent of certificated pilots are women has not changed in the past 100 years, so we have to ask ourselves why? Why has this number not increased, since in the past 10 years the ratio of female-to-male flight students has been at 11 percent? Why are we not turning these female flight students into pilots?

I believe that women and men are equally able to become successful pilots. But there is a caveat: They learn differently. There are 5,500 women ground instructors compared to 75,000 overall, so let's address the more common male flight instructor-female student pilot scenario. Many women feel a need to understand everything before they feel comfortable doing it. A male flight instructor should allow a female student pilot the chance to ask questions, be prepared to try a couple different methods of explaining it to her, and say, “You don’t need to understand that quite yet,” if she doesn’t. Feeling like

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