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According to only 7% of pilots in the United States are women. The reasons for women making up such a small percentage of pilots are long and varied, but with Thursday being National STEM Day (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math), JetBlue and Princess Awesome have teamed up to release a limited time “Airplanes Collection” clothing line for girls that features blue jets as the focal point of the line.,
While my impression is that things are getting better, if you’ve ever walked into most clothing stores, you may have seen dinosaurs, planes and superheroes on boy clothing while you often find princesses, ponies and lots of pink and purple on girl clothing. Those are all great options, but it’s also appreciated when a company like Princess Awesome sets out to give girls clothing options that represent a full range of interests that go beyond just puppies, ponies and princesses.
From Nov. 8-19, or while supplies last, the cute girls’ aviation-themed items will be available on ShopJetBlue.com. Starting on Nov. 13, some of the items will also be available on the Princess Awesome website, which already features some similar airplane designs in pink and grey. These items on JetBlue’s site currently range from $17-$43.
While you are on the ShopBlue site, you can also pick up toy planes, pilot costumes or JetBlue-themed stuffed animals for any aviation-loving kiddos (or adults) on your shopping list. Having a pair of airplane leggings and a toy airplane probably won’t cause your daughter to become a pilot, but it won’t hurt. At the very least, I’ve found that airplane leggings and a comfy shirt creates the perfect kid’s travel uniform.
The percentage of student pilots in the US who identify as female is over 12%, which is higher than the current ratio of female pilots. With “Girls in Aviation” events and a continued emphasis on STEM, hopefully the number of girls who want to sit in the cockpit grows over time — with or without airplane leggings.
Featured image courtesy of JetBlue.
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