A first for Airspeed Aviation

It is an event that has made headlines when it occurs at the airlines but today Airspeed Aviation fielded its first all-female flight crew.
Fewer than 10% of Commercial Pilots in Australia are female but at Airspeed about 60% of our flight crew are women.

Operating Cessna C404 Titan VH-SKV on one of our contract runs this morning was Captain Kathryn Gibney in the command seat, and senior pilot Captain Georgie Paterson in the Co-pilot seat. Georgie is Airspeed’s longest-standing employee, having started with us in March 2012; and Kathryn is one of our newer pilots, recently qualified on the C404.

Airspeed Aviation operates highly trained and strictly regimented two-pilot crews on several regular charter contracts, providing additional safety assurance for major mining companies and their passengers. To find out more about Airspeed Aviation’s industry-leading Flight Safety program, call us on 1300-AIRSPEED (1300 247 773)