4% of “Airmen” are Women
Back in February, I passed the test to become a commercially certified unmanned aircraft pilot by the Federal Aviation Administration. Anyone can fly a drone for recreation, but if you want to get legally paid for your services, you need to pay $150 and pass this multiple choice test. The test itself is quite challenging to anyone unfamiliar with aeronautical charts, weather codes, and airport runway protocols.
After some serious studying, I got an A. I’m excited to be certified, and proud to be part of the 4% of “airmen” who are women. I hope that this percentage increases, and I’m confident it will as more women enter the field and train others. I’ve joined a few groups on Facebook including Women Who Drone and Amelia Dronehart. So far I’ve enjoyed the spirit of camaraderie and supportive vibes in both.