Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Are Army Women Better Chopper Pilots Than Army Guys?

Army Women: Better Chopper Pilots Than the Guys? -- Mark Thompson, Time

Report suggests female aviators "may operate aircraft more safely"

Ten out of every 100 Army helicopter pilots are women — but they account for only 3 out of every 100 accidents.

That’s the bottom line in an Army report that, in an effort to study the impact of women on the front lines, compares accident rates of men and women flying Army helicopters from 2002 to 2013.

The revelation is included in Army Major Seneca Peña-Collazo’s report, Women in Combat Arms: A Study of the Global War on Terror, which he published in May while a student at the School of Advanced Military Studies at the Army’s Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.:

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My Comment: The times are a changing ....  or as I always enjoy saying .... this ain't grandpa's Army.

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