Adrian Powell

24 August 2020

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What are the long-term risks to the profession?

We worry that even as the industry recovers and people get back in the air, the long-term impact will be detrimental to diversity and inclusion in the profession. With high barriers to entry, such as the cost of qualifying, what pilots are experiencing today could deter future generations and put them off considering the profession. Young people from underrepresented groups or underprivileged backgrounds who don’t have access to the necessary financial resources may be put off even dreaming about becoming a pilot if the risks appear too high. It is critical that we come together today to support our peers and ensure that it attracts the best possible talent from the next generation.