Global aviation specialists L3 pledged up to $150,000 in flight training scholarship funds that the company hopes will attract more women to professional pilot careers.
Two candidates will receive up to $25,000 and eight will be eligible for up to $12,500. The funds are for attending the company’s Professional Pilot Program in Sanford, Florida.
Robert Luthy, the director of L3’s Airline Academy in Florida, stressed that more diversity was “crucial” to growing the overall professional pilot community in the face of a worldwide pilot shortage. He noted that the company hoped to “build a more inclusive future for the industry around the world.”