Pilot statistics are often quoted, printed, redrawn, recalculated and sometimes just plain confusing. We often wonder exactly what they are tracking and of course what qualifies, age groupings etc. Not much different than how a politician plays with stats twisting their indication to prove their argument.
Aviation is no different I am certain of this.
Gift Academy has been mentioning our numbers and its been implied we are incorrect in our statistical twisting of the numbers.. Well maybe guilty as charged or maybe we are not.
if you read on the FAA statistic report, it does say women are 6.5% of the pilot population. So yes when we say less than 6% of pilots our naysayers seem correct. Lets look at how we come up with the numbers we mention.
Most know the phrase "don't count your chickens before they are hatched" well in our numbers game its don't count the eagles before they fly.
Tamara Griffith is the main writer of the blog Gift of Wing and all of Gift Academy's media, yet much of the lessons, and thoughts are from all experiences of Mary and Lawrence Latimer, Tamara Griffith, and everyone else and the aviation community we feel needs expressing.