On average, just 5% of pilots are women, and it’s not because they don’t like it. Women of all backgrounds often set their eyes to skies, but there’s a barrier in being such a small percentage, so we’ve set out to empower them.
At SFC, we know we need somewhere to start – 25 by 25. That means 25% women pilots at SFC by the year 2025. 25 by 25 is our vision to break down barriers by empowering more women than ever to become successful pilots. This initiative is more than just a numbers game – it’s our mission to create a space where aspiring female pilots can dream without limits.
25by25 is ultimately bridging the gender gap by breaking the ideology that ‘pilot’ has a gender associated with it. By educating young kids and empowering them ALL with stories of support and encouragement, we will grow our female percentages, but more importantly, gain more fellow aviators to the aviation industry as a whole and start to make progress in bridging that gap.
HOW WILL WE ACHIEVE OUR AIM?
SFC has backed this vision with real and accessible support throughout each student’s journey. From our school-focused Aviation Experience Days and regional roadshows, our personalised meet and greets, to our career-enabling industry networks and support groups, we’re committed to a seamless system of success that makes dreams come true for all.
By utilising our connections with Flightdeck Consulting, the Australian Women Pilots’ Association (AWPA), Empowering and Enabling the Women of Western Sydney Program and Women in Aviation International - Australian Chapter, there is no shortage of support at any stage of a flying career. We’ve also partnered with AWPA for our female scholarships, all to maximise success for women pilots!
We complement this by increasing awareness with media exposure, social media engagement, and by connecting with industry to build support across Australia’s aviation industry.
Your wings are waiting for you with the support from SFC’s network of women in aviation. When you enrol in our Double Diploma | Commercial Pilot Package, you’re playing a key part in making our 25 by 25 vision a reality, becoming a pillar of support for other women who only dream of flying. Add your name to the list of pioneering women pilots and benefit from their support with our ‘Women Pilot’ part-scholarships, which awards $10,000 in assistance for your flying career. With 25 by 25, you are the future of aviation.
If you require more information, assistance, or simply want to connect with our community, we invite you to contact our dedicated support network. Our network is comprised of passionate individuals who are deeply committed to advancing women's participation and success in aviation.