MembersWanted: Female Pilots

The Israel Air Force wants to see more women in its pilot courses.

By Dov Eilon |
Photo: Flash90

The last three-year course was completed by just 36 out of the 350 participants who started it. Liora was the only female trainee to be awarded those coveted wings. One of the reasons so few women make it to the later stages and complete the course has to do with a misguided earlier attempt at diversity that exempted female candidates from taking the same entry exams as their male counterparts. Officials now want to reimpose those exams so that the right women are being admitted to the courses. Another obstacle is that female graduates are more limited in the jobs they can get following the courses. Many of those jobs are far...

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