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Thread: EAA Board of Directors - a lack of diversity

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    OK, so I felt driven to run the numbers. According to FAA data for active pilot certificates in 2017 (and not counting student pilots), only 5% are held by women. This has been pretty much the case for three decades or more, despite the emphasis on encouraging women in aviation. With regard to pilot age, over half (51%+) are over 50.

    For student pilots: Only 1/3 of student pilots are under 24; 1/3 25 to 34; so that means 1/3 of student pilots are 35+. This could indicate learning to fly comes with higher disposable income, but that middle third is also often when extra expenses for raising children come in.

    Anyway, yes, we are predominantly old and overwhelmingly male. That two major divisions of EAA are led by women chosen by their membership groups (and in my opinion, led quite ably) -- and are therefore on the Board -- is noteworthy.
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    Yuck. Just hire the most qualified people period. The rest is pseudo science borrowed from the corporate world and social justice warriors.

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    JESUS.....Enough with the diversity BS! Hire the best person for the job

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    Quote Originally Posted by MtnMarcus View Post
    JESUS.....Enough with the diversity BS!
    Jesus ain't got nuttin' to do with it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floatsflyer View Post
    Jesus ain't got nuttin' to do with it!!
    Yeah, but maybe the head of HR is named Jesus Hernandez....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwanttaja View Post
    Yeah, but maybe the head of HR is named Jesus Hernandez....

    Ron Wanttaja
    God damn it sister, let him try.

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    Jesus is the yardma . . .grounds maintenance engineer.

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    Guys, is this really necessary? What is this, junior high?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Berson View Post
    I would like to see the board run by homebuilders of any color or age.
    What I meant to say is that the board seems to be just corporate executives, more appropriate for GAMA instead of homebuilders and recreational pilots that should control EAA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Berson View Post
    What I meant to say is that the board seems to be just corporate executives, more appropriate for GAMA instead of homebuilders and recreational pilots that should control EAA.
    Now *that* position I agree with wholeheartedly!

    However, being pragmatic, I can somewhat understand why they choose corporate execs. In the quest for dollars, it's somewhat easier to send Jane Doe, former CFO of XYZ Corp to a Ford, John Deere, etc., to pitch our request than it is to send a name revered by us, but relatively unknown in the corporate environs.

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