In celebration of International Women's Day on 8 March 2021, the Qantas Group Pilot Academy opened their doors to the next generation of women in aviation, to encourage girls to get involved in the industry.
The event, in collaboration with the Aerospace Gateway to Industry Schools Project (AGISP) and the Royal Aeronautical Society’s STEM outreach program Cool Aeronautics, brought female students from Years 7 to 10 across south-east Queensland and provided them with a sense of what they could achieve in the aviation industry first-hand, and visualise themselves in the variety of roles that are available to them.
Female speakers and industries presented to the students included Air Traffic Control, Aeronautical and aircraft engineering along with flight instructing and airline pilots.
Qantas Airways' Captain Lisa Norman – B787 Fleet Manager, provided an inspirational talk to highlight her own achievements and what each of the next generation of young female aerospace professionals could achieve. The students who attended enjoyed the day and the Qantas Group Pilot Academy looks forward to encouraging and supporting more females into the industry.