Delta’s All-Girls Flight Celebrates Future Of Women In Aviation

by Zoe

For the past five years, Delta has worked with girls aged 12 to 18 to expose them to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers at a young age. The “WING” program — Women Inspiring our Next Generation — was all part of International Girls in Aviation Day.

Delta flew 120 girls to Houston’s NASA Space Center from Salt Lake City. The Delta flight that took them there was also all female led crew from the flight deck, cabin crew, to ramp workers, and everything in between.

The airline is working to close a massive gender gap in aviation and diversify a male-dominated industry.

While still low, Delta is on par with the rest of the aviation industry with approximately 5% of Delta’s pilots who are women. In the past four years, 7.4% of Delta’s new hire pilots have been women. Delta says that the WING Flight is one way to work to drive those numbers upward.

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