Ha763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3494 posts, RR: 6 Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7237 times:
Actually, I remember an article about a husband and wife who are pilots at AQ. I don't remember if the article mentioned if they flew together at AQ, but they do fly together in the Hawaii Air National Guard as KC-135 pilots.
Quoting Je89_w (Reply 1): There was an article in Hawaii's Midweek (I think that was the newspaper) about a brother captain and sister first officer, flying together for the first time on an Aloha Airlines B737-700.
It was in the Midweek. They are Mike and Kelly Feeney. Also, their father, Jim, was also a pilot for AQ. I actually met Kelly when she was doing her 100hrs.
Euclid From South Africa, joined Apr 2005, 372 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7195 times:
It has happened at SAA, and may still be happening. A few years ago there was a report in a local newspaper when it happened for the first time at SAA that a husband and wife flew together in the cockpit. Obviously once the first time is over and done with, the newsworthiness of it is also gone, so we won't know of any other time afterwards, but I'm sure it still happens.
In this case the captain was the husband, and wife was the first officer on a B737. The wife used to be a cabin attendant before becoming a commercial pilot.
I've met both of them. The captain used to be the chief flying instructor at the flying school I did my PPL at way back in 1989.
Jorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3144 posts, RR: 9 Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 7066 times:
My guess is, that it won't be allowed. Because you might make far more mistakes when you're working with your wife/husband because of the routine you have from living together. But that's just my thought. I also think there are many pilot-F/O and Pilots-F/A marriages, because the most relationships start at work.
Gg190 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 160 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6656 times:
I would agree that it probably depends upon the airline. Some airlines like VS will see it as a nice gimmick for their airline, something to get them into the papers.
I'm sure Brittania would not have objected to the free advertising the article I mentioned earlier would have brought them. I seem to remember that the article stressed that the husband and wife were completely professional when in the cockpit.
Uadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 10 Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6508 times:
ZW had a married couple flying the 146 for some time.....husband was the capt, he ran into some trouble and was put back into the right seat, wife went to the left seat...she since has quit and he retired a bitter man
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7680 posts, RR: 18 Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6480 times:
I'm not particularly sure why it would not be allowed. A professional flight crew is just that, professional. Regardless of whether the other pilot is your spouse/partner/next door neighbor, you still follow the same procedures, use the same checklist, and stick to the same CRM policies.
Unlike in some other work environments; where a spouse is a superior/supervisor to the other spouse, this not a particular environment where one can easily abuse power or use the relationship to one's advantage. And if one did the results could well be disastrous.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
Boeing727 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 935 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6427 times:
I jumpseated on a Mesa ERJ earlier this years from Louisville (SDF) to Charlotte (CLT) and during the flight it came out that the captain (he) and the f/o (she) where married, quite an imazing story...
Emrecan From Turkey, joined Feb 2000, 914 posts, RR: 8 Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6353 times:
bravo!! You understood the subject false I guess... I just gave an example.. I dont care who will be the captain man or woman! I just wondered if the married couples are permitted to fly together. Please reply if you know something about it, don`t change the subject