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Three new women pilots graduate from EMU Lancaster

  • Scott LaMar
Back view of a thoughtful female first officer sitting at the control column in the flight deck

Back view of a thoughtful female first officer sitting at the control column in the flight deck

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Airdate: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Less than 10 percent of airplane pilots are women. If you discount student pilots, about six percent of pilots are women.

The average pilot today is a white man in his early 60s.

Boeing’s workforce outlook says 612,000 new pilots will be needed in commercial aviation alone over the next 20 years.

That’s why it’s notable that three women pilots graduated last week from Eastern Mennonite University’s Lancaster campus with Bachelor of Science degrees in Leadership and Organizational Management with an Aviation Concentration.

Two of them are on Wednesday’s Smart Talk. Ivy Kreiser and Noelle Yorgey have earned their private, Commercial and Flight Instructors certificates, with Instrument and Multi-engine ratings..

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