Personal Narrative: My Experience Of Female Aviation Pilot

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There was no defining moment that got me hooked on flying. Maybe it is because my dad is a captain for Alaska Airlines or because my parents had me flying around the country on my own as soon as I could walk and talk. I do know one thing, on the Sunday morning of my first flight lesson, I was so excited for the journey I was about to embark upon. I promised myself that I would not get my hopes up, but once I was in the air, the feeling was indescribable. When my dad asked how it was, I had the biggest smile on my face and was at a loss of words. I knew at that moment that I could not live without flying and that I would do whatever it takes to stay flying no matter how hard the process may be. My dream became a reality September 11, 2016. I am currently 21 hours into to my 1,500 hour end goal to become a pilot for a major airline. I have a long journey ahead of me, but an extremely rewarding one as well. This is a discipline I see myself never getting tired or bored of. I am eager to learn everything I can to be the best pilot I can be.
Scholarly Research The first article, “I Saw a Woman Today”, by
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The Experience of Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation”, by Caroline Davey and Marilyn Davidson focusses on women in aviation on a global scale. This article focusses on the difficulties faced by women in aviation. They stated, “the first woman to join the airline experienced sexism, harassment, high visibility and isolation” (Davey and Davidson, 1). It is a sad fact that a woman trying to pursue her dream of being a pilot has to face these unnecessary difficulties. I have already been told countless amounts of time that I have to develop a thick skin in order to be involved in aviation. Like the two article I have already spoke about, this next article not only speaks about the difficulties woman face in male dominated careers, but ideas to help us overcome that preconceived notion that woman do not belong in certain

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