Airbus3801 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1089 posts, RR: 5 Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4300 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.
Mikedlayer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 399 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4274 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...
Freshlove1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4243 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.
Worldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4222 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!
QIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4214 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!
Vatveng From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 958 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4197 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.
KAUSpilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1958 posts, RR: 33
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4158 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....
Jorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4115 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...
SlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4099 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?
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
Zrb2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 896 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4052 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
CarbHeatIn From Ireland, joined Jun 2004, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4045 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"!!