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Explain the actual and potential reasons for the shortage of female pilots. i.e. adverse impact of selection methods, lack of presence in academic programs relevant for the field, discrimination, etc.

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Few reasons are:

The military history of pilots:

Commercial aviation industry recruited a lot of pilots from the military, and therefore also adopted to their culture and manners. This is one of the most important reasons for large number of male pilots historically but is fading out as more and more pilots are being hired outside of the miliatary, thereby providing equal chances to female pilots as well.

The typically male occupation role:

Being a pilot is a traditional male role. This could be seen through statistics and also by just asking oneself, what do I think of when I hear of a ...

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Explain the actual and potential reasons for the shortage of female pilots. i.e. adverse impact of selection methods, lack of presence in academic programs relevant for the field, discrimination, etc.

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