Please refresh the page and retry. M arnie Munns is one of the few female flight captains in the world. But change is afoot. Over the past three years she has been helping to cultivate a female empowerment program called the Amy Johnson Initiative with easyJet, during which time the airline has increased recruitment of female cadet pilots from five to 13 per cent. With a long family history of air travel - and a daughter, aged six, who is currently toying with the career - Munns seems genetically predispositioned to being airborne. Such rare encounters are unfamiliar to Munns whose family never quashed or questioned her ambitions of flying.
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What It's Like to Be a Female Pilot
The International Society of Women Airline Pilots ISA has estimated that just 4, of the world's , pilots, or a mere three per cent, are female pilots. And these women are paving the way for a new tomorrow. There are plenty of people on Instagram posting pictures of their glamorous lifestyles, exciting travels or impressive yoga poses. One woman, however, is doing all three - and has amassed a huge following as a result. With more than 17, followers, Christa is ruling social media and her pictures from the deck are jaw-dropping. Pilot Eva Claire Marseille captivates her 72, followers on Instagram with stunning photos and videos from the pilot's seat, plus her glamorous vacation snapshots. On her blog, Fly With Eva, she also writes about finding her way to the industry and excelling even when passengers scoff at having a female pilot.
Where are all the female pilots? One of UK's few female captains explains
The term "glass ceiling" is most often used in the realm of politics and C-suites. But there's a different iteration that exists: the cloud ceiling. The number of female pilots is abysmal, hovering around 5 percent. So if you try to remember the last time you heard a woman come on the PA system to talk flight routes, you might realize that's never happened in your travel history.
Last week, we received a huge response from readers when we posed the question of whether or not pilots hop in bed with flight attendants regularly while flying together. My friend, Pilot Mike said he'd never really witnessed it, but many of you replied and said otherwise. Let's look at some of your responses.