Diversity of thought and ability is key in every industry. It is important to have representation at all levels and to ensure diversity and inclusivity is at the forefront of industry. Currently when you look at the statistics for diversity and the gender breakdown in the Airline Pilot / Aviation industry - it paint's quite a shocking picture.
Currently only 7% of Pilots are from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds and 4% are Women.
Fantasy Wings is determined to change that and is designed to increase the diversity and representation in the Airline Pilot and Aviation Industry. We run a yearly programme aimed at educating, developing and providing real opportunities to young people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds and young women.
We teach young people how to become Airline Pilots, about Aviation Engineering, about Air Traffic Control and all other aspects of the Aviation Industry. At the end we fund a number of Private Pilot's Licences and Trial flights for young people on our programme.
We have numerous strong organisations partnered with our programme and are delighted to now be working with British Airways. Each year our programme receives thousands of applications from young people, parents, schools and local authorities and we are glad to be making effective change within the community.