Founder of Alpha Aviation Group, Bhanu Choudhrie said while being interviewed that only three percent of pilots in the world are women which means there is certainly not enough female pilots. However, the Philippines largest flight school is trying to fix that. The flight school is trying to make the change by having females give career talks to inspire more women to become pilots according to Bhanu Choudhrie. They host recruitment programs at universities to engage even more women and to, hopefully, get them motivated to be pilots too. With all these helpful efforts, they hope to show people that not only can men apply to go to flight school but women can apply too.
There is an enormous shortage of pilots in Asia. According to Boeing Co., Asia will need an extra 266 thousand pilots by the end of 2038. Luckily, the businessman says that low cost carriers will encourage more women to be pilots because low cost carriers often fly short flights. This means women don’t need to stay away from home so much and makes being a pilot easier for many of them.
Bhanu Choudhrie made a statement that the shortage of pilots is so steep that we need more than what men can supply. Women will need to fill the gap that men can not. For some good news Alpha Aviation Group’s campus at Pampanga province north of the capital is now responsible for a good, strong supply of female pilots. They currently have, out of 550 students, one in five out of their students that are women. This will hopefully cause a great increase in supply of female pilots. Another positive thing for getting more female pilots is that local carriers have started producing their own academies to aquire a larger amount of pilots. This is especially needed to fill the vast amount of vacancies that Asia and the world have of female pilots and pilots in general. Hopefully with all these efforts by airlines and universities to fill these vacancies, there will be more qualified pilots and most importantly female pilots.