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Dearth of women in the ranks add to pilot crisis at Asia's airlines

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Now, airlines are being forced to balance the scale because a rapid escalation in air travel in Asia may leave the industry desperately short of pilots.

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SOPHIA Kuo says she still hears the whispers as she walks through international airports in her EVA Airways Corp pilot's uniform: " 'Wow, we have female pilots.' 'How does she fly an airplane?' 'She must be really smart!'" More than eight decades after Amelia Earhart's solo flight

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