Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Aviation's dirty little secret

You know, the dirty little secret of aviation is it's one of the last remaining places where men get to pretend it's a man's world.

I look at the occasional list of EAA Board of Directors or some inductees and it's very, very rare to find a woman. (Side to my friends at EAA: I love you guys like a son, but could you make it any more difficult to find a list of your board of directors?)

I look at the National Aviation Hall of Fame and I see plenty of men, but I don't see Janet Christine Dietrich (the death of whom was announced today).

In fact, I only see 12 women in there. What a joke!

At least in the world of aviation, it's still 1950.

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