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Female Pilots In Gulf Carriers  
User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Posted (7 years 9 months 2 days ago) and read 4800 times:

Gulf Arab countries have started hiring females too, so who has how many?

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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12407 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 2 days ago) and read 4770 times:

The only two I'm aware of are a 767 FO with Gulf Traveller (part of GF) and an A330 FO, with GF.

That's all in Gulf carriers, but NOT all in Arab/Islamic countries; PIA, Royal Jordanian, Tunis Air and RAM have female pilots too.


User currently offline777boi From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4588 times:

I did my SEP recurrent a few months ago at EK and I met our first female cockpit crew, a Brazilian, ex Varig F/O. Apparently there is another female, of Omani decent training as we speak, in Adelaide, South Australia! Wish them all the best of luck! Hope to see more of them here!

User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1802 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4517 times:

There is a female Qatari pilot and a female Saudi Arabian pilot either already a F/O or in training (amazing how women there can't drive but can fly)!


لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله
User currently offlineCurious From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4290 times:

Iran Aseman has a Female ATR72 FO

User currently offlineQslinger From India, joined Apr 2006, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4284 times:

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 3):
(amazing how women there can't drive but can fly)!

So true!!

Glad to see more women pilots!



Raj Koona
User currently offlineHiJazzey From Saudi Arabia, joined Sep 2005, 864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4217 times:

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 3):
(amazing how women there can't drive but can fly)!

Because driving would bring hisgillah in some people's liver  Wink , and unfortunately these people's views are imposed on everyone.

She doesn't work at SV, she was hired by al-Waleed. Working at SV would've been a lot more difficult with the aforementioned people around to make a stink.


User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4216 times:

Quoting HiJazzey (Reply 6):
Because driving would bring hisgillah in some people's liver

That's a simple problem to solve -- just remove the livers of such people.  Wink


User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4096 times:

There is a female Captain at QR on the A320 fleet!

..and several female F/O´s aswell!


User currently offlineLostmoon744 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 172 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 1 day ago) and read 3631 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6086374.stm

Would this guy object if he flew QR or EK if the female f/o didn't have a hijab? Heaven forefend...

At least he apologized, but even then, it doesn't excuse the fact that he, ahem, still thinks that way! Incredible.  crazy 


User currently offline1stfl94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 1455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 1 day ago) and read 3418 times:

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 3):
amazing how women there can't drive but can fly)!

So they trust a woman with a $100 million aircraft but not with a car!!!


User currently offlineMEACEDAR From Lebanon, joined Oct 2006, 753 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 1 day ago) and read 3204 times:

Quoting 1stfl94 (Reply 10):
So they trust a woman with a $100 million aircraft but not with a car!!!

Women can drive cars in the UAE and Qatar. But, I am not sure about Saudi Arabia.


User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3092 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 18 hours ago) and read 3014 times:

Quoting 1stfl94 (Reply 10):
So they trust a woman with a $100 million aircraft but not with a car!!!



Quoting MEACEDAR (Reply 11):
Women can drive cars in the UAE and Qatar. But, I am not sure about Saudi Arabia.

It's not about trusting or not trusting them....it's just the general oppression of females in those parts....


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