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Why are there so few woman commercial pilots?
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Thursday, 12 December 2013 11:02


Captain Norashikin - First AirAsia X Airbus A330 Captain

Dear Captain Lim

I have read the inflight magazine on board Air Asia and bought a copy of your book. Before reading it, may I ask you a question which has been lingering in my mind for quite a while.

Why is it that there are so few (in fact I have never come across one in my years of travelling) women commercial pilots? I can't think of any reasons why.

Thank you

TL Tan

Hi M/s Tan,

My article in the February 2013 issue of the in-flight Travel3Sixty magazine, ‘Women On Tophere answers your question.

I have also covered the issues of female pilots in my website here.  There are 15 questions and answers there.

There is also a short write up about women pilot in my book, LIFE IN THE SKIES
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