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Is It Permitted, A Married Couple To Fly The A/C?  
User currently offlineEmrecan From Turkey, joined Feb 2000, 930 posts, RR: 7
Posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 8987 times:

Hi everyone..


Is it possible or permitted for a married couple to be a pilot and co-pilot on the same plane? (husband is the captain, wife is the co-pilot)

The airlines accept it or there are some rules against this?

thnx for replies

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User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2357 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 8962 times:
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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.

Obviously siblings flying together is allowed for AQ, not too sure about other airlines. Not sure about married couples flying together either.


User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 8961 times:

No, I don't think so.

On Airline USA, it showed you a Captain and Co-Pilot who were engaged.

Why would it really make a difference?

Thanks
Mike

EDIT: This was Southwest Airlines

[Edited 2005-07-25 09:51:42]

User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 8943 times:

Quoting Emrecan (Thread starter):
Hi everyone..


Is it possible or permitted for a married couple to be a pilot and co-pilot on the same plane? (husband is the captain, wife is the co-pilot)

The airlines accept it or there are some rules against this?

thnx for replies

Pretty much up to the airlines, I have heard of only one husband/wife cockpit crew, except, it was the wife that was the Captain & the husband that was the first officer.



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User currently offlineEmrecan From Turkey, joined Feb 2000, 930 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 8906 times:

yeap I also know some couples lying together for ex: captain and cabin crew but I am wondering captain and co-pilot..

It would be interesting  Smile


User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3601 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 8903 times:
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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.


User currently offlineEuclid From South Africa, joined Apr 2005, 372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 8861 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.


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7637 posts, RR: 37
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 8765 times:

There was an article years ago in some UK aviation magazine, it had a picture of a man and woman (captain and F/O) who were married and flew for the first time together on a VS 747.


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User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3148 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 8732 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.

Georg.


User currently offlineGg190 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 8653 times:

There was an artical a few years ago in a newspaper about a Husband and Wife, who were pilot and co-pilot respectively.

They flew for Brittania. So I guess it is permitted in the UK. Can't remeber the newspaper it was in, may have been the Daily Mirror


User currently offlineAloha73G From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2340 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 8629 times:

I remember hearing about a Southwest Captain who's daughter is and F/O for Southwest as well. They flew together as much as possible accoriding to article in Southwest's Magazine.

Aloha!



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User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2163 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 8495 times:

Quoting Jorge1812 (Reply 8):
My guess is, that it won't be allowed.

Yet there were a half a dozen posts before you that said otherwise.
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User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 8462 times:

If it is, it shouldnt be. Imagine the informality that might possibly creep into the flight deck preocedures.;

Check
Check, by the way is your mother fethcing her pussycat?

Ridiculous!


User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3148 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 8421 times:

Quoting AKelley728 (Reply 11):
Yet there were a half a dozen posts before you that said otherwise.

Yes, but nearly all said there was an article in newspaper several years ago IIRC...
But let's say it's not allowed at every airline.

Georg.


User currently offlineGg190 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 8322 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.


User currently offlineUadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8174 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


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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7737 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8146 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.



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User currently offlineGman3 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 290 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8132 times:

It is allowed at United. I flew with a couple on the 757. I do rememer saying to myself... " Self, I really hope they don't get into an argument!"

User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8132 times:

Some Airlines even have rules where the Captain and F/O cannot eat the same type of meal, just in case one gets food poisoning.


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User currently offlineLee From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8095 times:

Quoting Malaysia (Reply 18):

i thought this was the usual practice ?


User currently offlineBoeing727 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 950 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8093 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...

Boeing727


User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8046 times:

Quoting Emrecan (Thread starter):
Is it possible or permitted for a married couple to be a pilot and co-pilot on the same plane? (husband is the captain, wife is the co-pilot)

What a sexest comment! Did it never occur to you that the woman could be the captain?


User currently offlineEmrecan From Turkey, joined Feb 2000, 930 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8019 times:

Trident2e:

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


User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 7333 times:

There was an episode of "Airline" Where a Southwest Capt. and F/O
were about to get married. I don't know if they fly together now.

PIA777



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User currently offlineBarney Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 889 posts, RR: 13
Reply 24, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 7253 times:

Here at the "Luv" airline, it is not at all unusual. I've seen just about any combination you could imagine including spouses, siblings, and parents.


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25 Trident2e : I guess I didn't - your sexist attitude was perfectly transparent!
26 An225 : I see from the replies that this situation has happened in a lot of airlines, but I wonder - why? Lets take for example a situation where the man or h
27 Post contains images Wdleiser : ... i see 1 problem. Mile high club in the cockpit. Especially if they are flying to their honey moon
28 S.P.A.S. : Varig has a couple flying the 777. He is on the left seat, she on the right. Never heard about any problems... Cheers Salz
29 N867BX : Yes, a lesson we learned when Victor, Roger, and Clarence ate the same meal. Were it not for the heroic efforts of Ted and Elaine a catastrophe would
30 BR715-A1-30 : Picture this... A Married couple is about to fly the DC-10 as captain and co-pilot... they have WONDERFUL plans in store while the craft is on autopi
31 Phxpilot : My wife and I are both pilots for the same airline (YV) here in the US. We flew together nearly every month for over two years, with myself as captain
32 C172 : I've never had a wife with me in the cockpit. I have dated female pilots in the airline and I've had two flights with girlfriend f/o's. Naturally, bei
33 BBJII : The simple answer is yes. Once in the flightdeck, it's the ability to fly that counts, not who cooking, doing the dishes or cleaning the house. I once
34 SA006 : I think it was UA. There was a doc on Discovery and the pilots were father and daughter. Daughter had just become a F/O. At SAA there is a father and
35 Euclid : Yes, that also made the papers over here the first time they were scheduled on a flight together, but I doubt it happened again afterwards, because t
36 Eric777 : I flew from CLE-HPN in February of this year on Continental Express / ExpressJet where the Captain and F/o were husband and wife. Obviously there were
37 Post contains images A350 : Emrecan, two questions: What's different if the couple is not married What's different if she is the Captain and he is the First Officer A350
38 RogerThat : American Eagle had a husband and wife fly an ERJ a few years ago.
39 Post contains images Md80fanatic : What? I could have predicted well in advance the lunacy of the replies here. Oh GAWD, the dreaded MARRIED couple....they will start smootching and hug
41 RogerThat : Marriage is not a prerequisite for bearing children. I have a few cousins who proved it.
42 CX flyboy : I know of a a colleague couple who operated as part of a 4 person cockpit crew. Recently on a CX flight, three brothers flew together (Captain, 2 FOs)
43 Emrecan : A350: 1- I just wondered if it is allowed. On some business branches it is not allowed so I wondered about airlines. OK???? 2- I dont care if the wife
44 RDURAMPER : The "WN couple" flew in on a terminating flight a couple of months ago so they do still fly together. We thought something was unusual when we saw him
45 SA006 : Euclid , I don't really want to mention names , but I am sure that the father and son are still flying. The father , I'll give you a hint , is the vet
46 Post contains images Euclid : Okay, I stand corrected. Yes, I know who you are talking about. You've got the advantage of still being young with a sharp memory. My memory hasn't st
47 Post contains images SA006 : Very good pilot he is -SA006
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