B6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 820 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 14667 times:
this is a pretty cool topic/funny (for me anyways). last year i remember working an LGB-JFK flight and i was the only guy working the flight. 2 female pilots and 3 other F/A's. i was in heaven!!! *LOL* even some of the passnegers felt bad for me (jokingly of course) cause of all the estrogen buildup w/ the working crew and then there's me. i told them...no worries...i brought lots of chocolate with me just in case!
MerlinIIIB From Norway, joined Aug 2005, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 14462 times:
All female crew on Wideroe DCH-8-300 from Sandefjord Torp (TRF) to Stavanger (SVG) observed last year. No comments from passengers as Norway had a female majority government and a female PM even in the 1980s....
Turnit56N From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 14337 times:
I read something not too recently that said about 3% of all airline pilots were female. Because the percentage is increasing all the time (flight schools today average about 10% female), you're much more likely to have an all-female flight crew on a regional than a major.
My girlfriend is a senior FO for a US regional, and she says she flies with a female captain about once every other month. They do get comments, but it's usually only about one person per flight that has the guts to say something smart to them in the flight deck.
JetBluefan1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3103 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 14196 times:
October of last year from JFK-ROC on JetBlue, both the Captain and F.O were women. Interestingly enough, they wore the male pilot uniform - black pants, black button down shirt and tie! Nevertheless, they still looked stunning
Tornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 13903 times:
ExpressJet. One of the smoothest landings I ever had in any ERJ was an all woman crew...
We knew we had a woman f/o but the captain sneaked in quietly and hadn't spoken on the PA all flight. After we landed very smooth on 24 @ ABE, while waiting for our gate-checked bags, the gentleman who was sitting behind me goes "How did ya like that landing? They must not let that woman land it." Just then the captain pops out and goes "No, this woman landed it instead." That guy felt pretty embarassed after that happened.
It's not a problem, but it seems like they are very hard to understand on the PA from the flight deck, its almost as if that mic/speaker setup is designed for the tone of a male voice. Women are understandable on the F/A mics, but never on the flight deck mics.