‘I Do Have a Talent for Flying’: New Flight Program

The aviation industry faces a looming problem, a pilot shortage. In fact, aviation experts estimate the worldwide shortage will be 34,000 by 2025. Growing up in Spanish Town, Jamaica, Foster never imagined she could be among a new generation of pilots. “We only saw pilots on TV, and they were always white men, not even women. We didn’t see women and definitely not Black women,” Foster said.