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Canadian Air Force Scraps One-size-fits-all Formula for Female Pilots

Design based on ergonomic principles recognizes that one size does not fit all. The Canadian Air Force has just completed a program that puts the principles into practice, opening up more opportunities in the process for women to become military pilots.

Recalling the contribution of Canadian women pilots during World War II, a November Canadian Air Force newsletter article explained that they were recruited with the women of other Commonwealth of Nations countries to fly with Britain’s Royal Air Force Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA). The unit was established in 1939 to transport mail and supplies for the British military. The service was soon expanded to include transporting warplanes