777 From Italy, joined Sep 2005, 519 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6480 times:
after my 100+ flights, mainly around the Europe, I can remember only 2 times a flight with a woman as Captain (MPX-BRU with AZ and, 10 days ago, ATL-MPX with Delta) and no ore than 10 times a flight with a woman as First Officer (last time HAM-BRU with LH).
Ever since A.net is the best aviation community in the world about, I’m curios to know any contribution/statistics about this argument.
XJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2498 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6478 times:
I would say that on my last 25 or 30 flights or so, about half of the captains were female and half of the F/O's were female. I had (iirc) 10 flights of all female crews and no flights that were all male crews.
Just out of pure curiousity, where are you going with this?
Matt72033 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1617 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6460 times:
don't bash me for being sexist, but is there any rule to say you cant have a female captain and female FO on the same flight?
just wondering, i remember stories of the olden days when females wern't aloud to be captains because they wern't strong enough to handle the controls if they failed and had to be operated through manual reversion!
ACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7779 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6425 times:
I honestly don't know, several though. One of my best flight instructors was a woman.
Quoting Matt72033 (Reply 4): don't bash me for being sexist, but is there any rule to say you cant have a female captain and female FO on the same flight?
As far as I know, there are no rules or regs against that. IIRC, there have been a quite a number of trans atlantic flights where the whole crew (flight and cabin) were female. Continental and Canada 3000 B757's come to mind.
FlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7507 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6420 times:
Not many, I think I never had a Femal Captain. Might have been captain. I think the only time I had a female captain was a UA 767 flight JFK-MIA. I have also had Female FOs on Chalks Ocean Airways Watson Island-PVD and also on an AA A300 BOS-MIA.
"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
Lentigomaligna From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 6392 times:
Can't remember a single time where I've had a female captain on one of my flights, despite traveling on a plane a couple hundred times. Maybe the fact that most of my flying has been out of SLC on DL helps to explain this.
IDISA From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 266 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6387 times:
I've only had one female captain, flight was Icelandair 752 KEF-CDG, very nice flight indeed. However female F/O aren't so rare: I've had one on SAS, flying MXP-CPH on M82 and Alitalia LIS-MXP on A321.
Justplanecrazy From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 536 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 6267 times:
last time i landed at LAX i heard clapping when we landed from some of the passengers and i asked the chap next to me why some of the passengers are clapping and he said probably because there are female pilots flying the plane .I wouldnt otherwise have noticed that i had a woman pilot..
your pilots today on this 747 flight are captain oliver hardy and assisting will be FO stan laurel.Have a safe flight