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How Many Times Did You Flight With A Lady As Capt?  
User currently offline777 From Italy, joined Sep 2005, 514 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5528 times:

Hi,

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.
Cheers! wave 

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User currently offlineXJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2459 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5526 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?

XJR



Look ma' no hands!
User currently offline777 From Italy, joined Sep 2005, 514 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5524 times:

Quoting XJRamper (Reply 1):
Just out of pure curiousity, where are you going with this?

As you already said it's a pure curiosity and the wish to know (as probably is) if in the US this profession is more common between the women than in Europe/rest of the world.


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5518 times:

At Least 10  Smile

They were all good at landing aircraft too  Smile


Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineMatt72033 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5508 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!


User currently onlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8941 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5508 times:

I think only once, and I'm not sure about it. It was an ATR-42 flying REC-FEN, so I didnt have a look at the cockpit. Very good landing as well.

Quoting 777 (Thread starter):
Ever since A.net is the best aviation community in the world about, I’m curios to know any contribution/statistics about this argument.

I really don't know much about the numbers in Brazil, I suspect very few, but I do know we have at least one female fighter pilot in the Air Force (F-5 IIRC).

Cheers



"If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will" - Frederic Bastiat
User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5478 times:

Only once recently, in a HP express DHC8, and she was surprisingly good looking.

I wish more women were flying, It's nice to hear a female voice on the radios.


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5473 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.



A Grumpy German Is A Sauerkraut
User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5473 times:

Few times. I do not keep track but my last flight (American Eagle on Nov. 30) ... piloted by a female captain -- I didn't know until after I was walking off the plane. Very good flight ride  sun 

She was busy talking on cell phone in the cockpit when I tried to tell her something.



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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5472 times:

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 7):
As far as I know, there are no rules or regs against that.

Of course not, can you imagine the commotion that would have arised having regs prohibiting females from flying these days?


User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7107 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5468 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)
User currently offlineFlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1985 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5462 times:

Once...I flew with ANZ captain who was a lady from AKL-SYD.


The Spirit of AustraliAN - Longreach
User currently offlineMatt72033 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 5454 times:

Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 9):
Of course not, can you imagine the commotion that would have arised having regs prohibiting females from flying these days?

well its quite a recent thing for women to fly isnt it?
within the last 10-15 years or so?!?!


User currently offline777 From Italy, joined Sep 2005, 514 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5452 times:

Quoting Matt72033 (Reply 12):
well its quite a recent thing for women to fly isnt it?
within the last 10-15 years or so?!?!

I would say yes (especially for the Europe).
For instance, in AZ the first lady to become a pilot was in '89 (now she is a Captain).


User currently offlineAtco2b From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 1114 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5450 times:

Only had a female captain once  Smile

BA LGW-MUC (737-400) in October 2004

Had a female F/O on the return!



Hey, you want to go out for pizza and some sex? What, you don't like pizza?
User currently offlineLentigomaligna From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5440 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.

User currently offlineIDISA From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5435 times:

Ciao 777,

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.

Ciao!
IDISA


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5433 times:

About half of my flights have had either a female captain or first officer. One of my UA flights was staffed entirely by women...pilots and cabin crew.

Mark


User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5413 times:

Quoting Matt72033 (Reply 4):
but is there any rule to say you cant have a female captain and female FO on the same flight?

Negative.

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 3):
They were all good at landing aircraft too

Yup. My smoothest landing was courtesy of a female captain. She was purty hot, too...  bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineLamedianaranja From Venezuela, joined Nov 2004, 1246 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5388 times:

Quoting Matt72033 (Reply 4):
you cant have a female captain and female FO on the same flight

A few years ago already I saw a EI flight at AMS with an all female crew, both flight deck and cabin  bigthumbsup 

And only a few days ago I noticed that the captain of KL663 to IAH (B737 from Privatair) was female too  bigthumbsup 



I wish that all skies were orange and blue!!
User currently offlineCPH757 From Denmark, joined Sep 2005, 684 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5348 times:

As many times as my plane has been parked in a remote spot of the airport and I have been transferred to the terminal by bus...


Last flight: SAW-CPH on H9 on 02/11/09 - Next Flights: 23/12/09 CPH-AAL on QI, 30/12/09 CPH-LHR on SK, 19/01/10 CPH-CDG-
User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5318 times:

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?

No, How could one justify such a rule?


User currently offlineJustplanecrazy From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 536 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5315 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
User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5309 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 3):
They were all good at landing aircraft too

how about the parralel parking at the gate



You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineMatt72033 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5290 times:

Quoting IAirAllie (Reply 21):
No, How could one justify such a rule?

did you read the whole of my post?


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