Puget Sound Pilots (PSP) has established a formal maternity policy. The historic June vote means that PSP is the first pilot association in the US to implement a dedicated maternity plan for member pilots. PSP believes a strong maternity policy will help to achieve its DEI goal of establishing safe, inclusive, and equitable pathways for a career in pilotage. In 2017 Capt. Sandy Bendixen joined the ranks as one of the youngest and the first female pilot trainee with PSP.