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Female Pilot Make You Feel Uncomfortable?  
User currently offlineAirbus3801 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1089 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4360 times:

On my flight on April 1, 2004 PHX-LHR, I had a female pilot and she handled the aircraft very well. We took off into a thunderstorm after being delayed for about 10 minutes. She held the plane very well compared to other flights that I have had on large aircraft in the same type of weather. However, when her voice came on the PA and people heard that she was female, some people started whispering about how they felt uncomfortable. Does a female pilot make you feel uncomfortable.

Sorry if this has already been discussed.

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User currently offlineCougarAviator From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 349 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4338 times:

WOW.....I've never thought about it....I really can't answer that...


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User currently offlineMikedlayer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 399 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4334 times:

Doesn't really make me feel uncomfortable....they're probably much more trained to fly the aircraft than a random man off the streets (I hope!!) lol. We had a female pilot going to Palma once, when she came on the PA there was so much murmering....I think one lady wanted to get off the aircraft at the front lol.

I don't know why...women can be just as good at piloting as men, as long as they have the same training and qualifications. Theres just not very many in the industry so I guess its why people wonder about these things...

Mike


User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2459 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4330 times:

Absolutely not. In fact I think it is great.
Its the male flight attendants that I worry about.....



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User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4316 times:


As long as she has two hands, two feet, a brain and gone through all the proper training...no it doesn't face me in the least.



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User currently offlineFreshlove1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4303 times:

Nope not at all. We have several female pilots and they are better then some of our male pilots. They always are very professional about what they do and I have never had a problem with any of them. Would I get on a plane that they were flying, most certainly I would, I trust their training and their judgement just as I would one of our male pilots.

User currently offlineA330Fan1 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 856 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4284 times:

hell no

as long as she can fly the plane, no prob.

-A330Fan1


User currently offlineWorldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4282 times:

I have no problem with a woman flying the plane.
Having said that, I am prepared to wait that much longer once landed as she repeatedly pulls onto, and reverses off of the stand whilst trying to "park" the aircraft! Big grin


Mark


User currently offlineUsair320 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4277 times:

Ive had a femail F/O on US flight 2 PHL-FCO she actully loooked like a man(lol j/k) and she handled it great (i dont know if she was the flying pilot) that A330 handled great though.

User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4274 times:

We had a female pilot in Cimber Air once. That was great and she was great!!
And I honesty think that it's redicilous, that some people are getting scared to fly because it's women.
Where the hell is the difference? They both get exactly the same training and has to get thru the same procedures.
The only difference is the man has a penis and the females has a vagina!


User currently offlineWorldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4261 times:

I was joking on my post by the way! hehehe Big grin


Mark


User currently offlineVatveng From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1009 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4257 times:

I think one lady wanted to get off the aircraft at the front

I find it interesting (and funny) that female pilots make female passengers nervous. I guess some people, men and women alike, still assume that ALL pilots are male and ALL flight attendants are still called "stewardesses". I was on a flight not too long ago with 2 male flight attendants, and I heard one person wonder aloud "who's flying the plane if both pilots are serving drinks?" Probably when a nervous pax hears a woman's voice from the cockpit they assume that a "stewardess" is flying the plane.



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User currently offlineIDISA From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 262 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4241 times:

"Absolutely not. In fact I think it is great.
Its the male flight attendants that I worry about....."

Funny!! I agree 100%  Laugh out loud




User currently offlineElcapi1980 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4237 times:

absolutamente no ....not at all....
woman are really great pilots...sometimes better than men



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User currently offlineKilavoud From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4236 times:

Women can pilot a country with millions of people , why not a plane with just hundreds of people ?

Cheers. Kilavoud.


User currently offlineKAUSpilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1959 posts, RR: 32
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4218 times:

Having trained both male and female pilots, I believe women can make fine civilian pilots. Let's face it, men and women are different....both genders have advantages and disadvantages in the cockpit. Women are usually quick learners when it comes to talking on the radio, using checklists, and communicating with other crewmembers. However, their male counterparts outshine them in the areas of aircraft control, situational awareness, and, oh yes, NAVIGATION. For some reason my female students always have trouble figuring out where they are.

I'm not saying women can't do that second set of tasks well, they just don't pick up on it quite as quickly as men (usually). Again, there are always exceptions....


User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4214 times:

"Absolutely not. In fact I think it is great.
Its the male flight attendants that I worry about....."

Funny!! I agree 100%, as well!



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User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4175 times:

Oh yes I feel very uncomfortable with a woman in the cockpit....oopps, that's the wrong century here (not the 17th).

I definitely don't feel unsafe in a plane with one or two woman in the cockpit but experienced the same Airbus3801 told. People start whispering and asking if it's possible a woman can fly a plane. Even the same goes sometimes in the bus...

What a world we live in?


User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 18, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4159 times:

Hell! Females have been making me uncomfortable since I was thirteen years old! But as pilots? Gotta say, gender is way down the list of things I use to judge a pilot. Somewhere below shoeshine I think.

As one female pilots likes to say: "With what part of your anatomy do you fly a plane?




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User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3352 posts, RR: 31
Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4130 times:
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nope i dont feel uncomfortable at all! i think its nice that women are pilots and i also think that they are trained just as well as men are. I also like to hear female pilots on the P/A too!


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User currently offlineZrb2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 896 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4112 times:

However, their male counterparts outshine them in the areas of aircraft control, situational awareness, and, oh yes, NAVIGATION. For some reason my female students always have trouble figuring out where they are.

Hmmmm, makes sense. Men are genetically programmed to never ask for directions.....we always have to figure out where we are and how to get to our destination. Evolution has made us better navigators sarcasm


User currently offlineCarbHeatIn From Ireland, joined Jun 2004, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day ago) and read 4105 times:

I flew SFO to HNL on UA in March on a 757. Female Captain and a Female F/O. Uneventful.

Also flew a UA 744 in First from IAD to LHR just before last Christmas, and the Female Captain came around the First Class Cabain before departure, wearing a Santa hat and offering everyone a chocolate to the words "Would you like a kiss from the Captain"!!


User currently offlineDabzf From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 1201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 5 months 21 hours ago) and read 4093 times:

Why do we even have this discussion? If the person is trained and qualified as an airline pilot what difference does it make which sex she/he is!?


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User currently offlineAGrayson514 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 396 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (10 years 5 months 21 hours ago) and read 4094 times:

I just figure that women seem to pay more attention to detail and such, so that should make for a more pleasant flight than anything else.

~ Andrew Grayson



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User currently offlineDouglas7Seas From United States of America, joined May 2004, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4061 times:

Yes.


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25 Catatonic : It is a fact that women are better drivers than men (insurance companies can verify this) And i would say statistically there have been more plane cra
26 Post contains images Jaspike : Absolutely not. In fact I think it is great. Its the male flight attendants that I worry about..... I totally agree! There was this dodgy air steward
27 Post contains images Airplanetire : I don't know if I have ever had a female pilot, but the idea of it doesn't make me feel any different than having a male pilot. In essence, it does no
28 BMAbound : Catatonic, I doubt females are more skilled drivers than men, but as they are more careful and don't feel the need to speed test their vehicles quite
29 N6376m : Given that we live in a very male dominated world and the senior pilot ranks are full of good ole boy carry overs from a previous era, I'd imagine tha
30 Jake056 : No way. Women have all of the required "parts" to operate an aircraft---brain, hands, feet, etc. The fact that anyone would even give the gender of th
31 CRJ900 : Definetly not! I had a female F/O fly me home safely this Monday. She was in charge of all announcements from cockpit, and she had a very pleasant and
32 W_a_s_p_i_e : It doesnt bother me at all as a passenger. However, in extreme circumstances, would a man not be better. Purely because men are naturally stronger, an
33 Aviationwiz : They have all gone through the same training, so, no, a female pilot would not make me feel uncomfortable.
34 Aa767400 : OK, People! Why does a Male Flight Attendant make you uncomfortable? Is it because every gay male wants to have you? Or are you uncomfortable with you
35 Silver1SWA : My neighbor's sister is a 737 Captain for United, and their father is a retired United Captain. Their is a funny story he always tells. On their fathe
36 NormalSpeed : Well, let's put it this way: Both men and women can be great pilots. Both men and women can be horrible pilots. It just depends on the individual. Per
37 Airbus3801 : As a response to It doesn't bother me at all as a passenger. However, in extreme circumstances, would a man not be better. Purely because men are natu
38 CougarAviator : After much careful thought, I'd have to say no. I received my PPL training from a very competent female pilot.
39 Post contains images EGFF : No, not really ... back last year when i took a flight with Flybe (BHX-EDI) the Captain and F/O were female ... what a flightdeck ... and i even got u
40 Post contains images SafetyDude : Absolutely not. The 739 that Boeing sent over to Farnborough was piloted by a woman. There was a picture of the plane and crew on Yahoo, but I can no
41 AndersNilsson : No. I trust any pilot until they show any sign of bad judgment. Any pilot knows more about flying than I do, so I trust them to fly me to my destinati
42 MEA-707 : I read a funny story about Horizon Air a few years ago. They then still operated Swearingen-Fairchild Metro's with 19 pax capacity. One day the manage
43 Delta767300ER : No, Not at all. I dont care if the Pilot is male/female/transexual as long as they have the proper training and can get the job done. I also think som
44 777ER : No having a female pilot or female co-pilot does not make me feel uncomfortable because it is always a really nice change having females in charge of
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