Weigh in on “The Great Debate: Boy v. Girl Pilots” at Air Facts. Richard Collins says girls often make better pilots because they take less risks and treat planes more gently. But he also adds: “It is my opinion that we males have created a fraternal bond in flying that largely excludes females. If so, how do we change that so more females will feel welcome as general aviation, airline or military pilots? None of the past efforts have helped. What do you think would help? Or do you think we should work to keep this wonderful activity a boy’s club?” As always, this one has attracted a lot of comments.
Who makes better pilots? Boys or girls?
Janice Wood is editor of General Aviation News.