Would any of the above be the same
or even more encouraging to a woman, if her family member
aviator was female?
* What might be the difference, if any, in success rates
of female flight students given a male pilot mentor vs. a female
* What role might female participation in organized
athletics/sports play in the success rate of female flight
students? In a post-Title 9 era are female athletes more
confident and comfortable with risk activities. It is a
well-known recruiting fact that Army recruiters for the Armor
Branch, have display booths at “Monster Truck” events. Do
successful women pilots demonstrate an affinity for certain
organized or risk sports?
* Because the flight training drop out rate appears to
be high, do women have a higher drop-out rate than male
* Earlier studies indicated female pilots tended to
grasp instrument training more quickly than male students. Does
this still hold true and, if so, why?
* Also, earlier reported research indicated female
pilots tended to have fewer accidents. Could this research
information assist with lowering insurance rates and improving
aviation safety? Or, do male pilots traditionally have higher
ratings and fly more hours which might mean greater exposure to
adverse weather conditions?
* This research indicates female students tell their
flight instructors the major reason they pursue flight
instruction is personal satisfaction. How can this motivation
best be used to recruit and retain women in General Aviation?