YOUTUBE’S MOST WATCHED FLIGHT REVIEWER.
His view on female representation in aviation.
Although there has been a steady growth in the number of female pilots in the last few decades, the percentage of female pilots globally remains incredibly low. Recent statistics released in 2020 paint a grim picture of an industry where women make up only 1.5% of airline captains and 5.1% of all pilots are women.
“In the years that I have been working in this industry, it is clear that the barriers that limit the growth of female pilots are so deeply entrenched that I believe it will take a concerted effort of both aviation companies and the greater airline and education community as a whole to inspire women to soar in this field,” Cahill urged. “The launch of this documentary is the first of many I hope to showcase, in hopes that young girls are encouraged to pursue a career in aviation when they grow up. This is why I have launched it on my YouTube channel so that as many young women across the world can have access to this story of hope and encouragement.”
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The documentary will be launched on Cahill’s YouTube Channel JOSHCAHILL in honour of International Women’s Day.
The footage went LIVE on Sunday, 07 March 2021 at 13:00 (GMT+1)
More details surrounding the launch can be found on his Instagram channel@GoTravelYourWay and Twitter feed @GoTravelYourWay.
About Josh Cahill:
Widely regarded as the Internet’s most-watched flight reviewer, Josh Cahill has over 500,000 followers and 90 Million Views on his YouTube Channel. In 2018 he was awarded as the “Best Airline Channel” at the TBC Asia. Cahill has taken part take part in many historical aviation events, for example, the firstA330-800 delivery to Uganda Airlines and the A350-100 Ferry Flight to Doha with Qatar Airways.
Born June 17, 1986, Josh Cahill is an German-Czech airline and travel vlogger known for posting airline reviews on his YouTube channel, some of which were met with media attention. He is also a blogger.
Cahill started traveling in 2005 with his first trip to Lithuania.
In 2009, he hitchhiked from Germany to Iran, stating that “Getting lost in Iran” has changed his life as well as his perspective on the media. In 2013, Cahill founded his Award-Winning Blog Go Travel Your Way with a strong focus on airline reviews and exotic travel destinations. He received some media attention for travelling Afghanistan as a tourist in 2015 as well as North Korea in 2017, which he described as one of his most exciting trips to date.
In July 2015, Cahill posted his first flight review on his YouTube channel and ever since received over 70 Million views, making him one of the most watched flight reviewer on the internet. He flies at an average of 150 times per year, and has travelled to more than 60 countries. His most-watched review has over 16 million views.
The Mashable news website once described Cahill as “The award-winning blogger-turned-vlogger [who] is best known for posting honest, fair, and balanced reviews on flights he has taken.”
AsiaOne called him the “Guru of Air Travel”. In 2018, Cahill won “Best Airline Channel” at the TBC Asia Travel Blogger Awards.
On December 22, 2020, Cahill was part of the historical delivery of Uganda Airlines first Airbus A330-800 from Toulouse to Entebbe led by General Katumba Wamala, the then Ugandan Minister of Works and Transport and received by Uganda’s President Yoweri Musaveni.
On February 24, 2021, Cahill documented Afghanistan’s historical first ever all-female crew flight on Kam Air which he helped to organise. The airlines first female Afghan pilot, 22-year-old Mohadese Mirzaee, joined Captain Veronica Borysova from Ukraine in piloting the Boeing 737-500 from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul to Herat. The flight took 90 minutes. Cahill described the moment as historic, “given that during the Taliban occupation, women [in Afghanistan] had no rights”.