Victoria Bryan is leaving journalism and Reuters global aerospace and defense team to go to flight school.
“Looking forward to the challenge immensely,” she tweeted.
“I’ve written about European airlines for five years, and now I want to work in the cockpit,” she wrote last September.
“First, there’s the thrill of flying. Aviation fascinates me. There is a shortage of commercial pilots in
some parts of the world, although that wasn’t part of my decision. More importantly, my years of reporting have exposed the hefty gender imbalance in the airline industry. I want to be part of trying to even things out.
“My journey started last year. I’d lost count of the number of airline press conferences I had attended where the only women in view were female cabin crew who stepped on to the stage to pose alongside the male executives for the photos.”