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Any Flights With Woman As Captain, Man As F/O?  
User currently offlineJawed From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 482 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 15101 times:

Has anyone been on a commercial flight where the captain was a woman, and the first officer was a man? Just curious, I have never seen it. But I have seen a male captain with a female first officer before.

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User currently offlineYtib From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 568 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 15090 times:

Yes. Many times. I have also been on flights when both left and right seat were female.

User currently offlineLONGisland89 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 731 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 15090 times:

Several years ago I was on an AA 757 from MIA-LGA with a femal capt. and a male FO.

User currently offlineMKrausIAH From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 15069 times:

I was flying on Continental from IAH to TUL back in March on a 737-700 and we had a female captain and a male FO.

In October as well, I was flying DFW to MCO on a 757 and we had a female captain and a male FO.

I would guess it's pretty rare but certainly not unheard of....



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User currently offlineSkyGirl From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 451 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 15057 times:

Many times. I once worked a 67 with an all female flight deck crew as well as an all female cabin crew. We referred to it as the unmanned flight.


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User currently offlinePliersinsight From United States of America, joined May 2008, 490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 15023 times:

I had the pleasure of being a passenger of "Captain Camilla" on a VS flight from JFK to LHR, A340, I think it was around March 2000. Rocketed that sucker into the air, used the speedbrakes out along long island after departure, which was kind of funny that we had to slow down after the first stop on the way to cruise alt, which might not be odd to those who regularly take the route.

I thought it was kind of, dare I say, sexy to hear a female voice with a Brit accent on the PA as PIC.

An old female friend is/was WN first officer.

My flight instructor is female.

Nothing wrong with any of it, in face, makes aviation more universal and inviting.

Just don't tell my wife.


User currently offlineB747_A340 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 15024 times:

My best friend's parents are both CO B737 Captains... so I guess when his mum is in the flight deck it is a female PIC and generally a male SIC. (you know, assuming CO has more male than female B737 first officers)

=D



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User currently offlinePlaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1240 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 14965 times:

Yep. Like others I too have seen this on some of my flights.

My favorite was an all female flight deck and all male cabin crew - made me feel good to see some changes in the gender stereotypes associated with aviation.



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User currently offlineLeftWing From Singapore, joined Mar 2006, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 14964 times:

Air India & Jet Airways ... very proudly run all female flights....Capt - Fo all cabin crew... are female...thats a show of woman power for a developing nation like India..

User currently offlineNZblue From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 637 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 14854 times:

I have been the only male crew member on more than one occasion.

NZblue



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User currently offlineSCCutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5491 posts, RR: 28
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 14843 times:

Yes. Not at all unusual these days.


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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 14842 times:



Quoting Pliersinsight (Reply 5):
I had the pleasure of being a passenger of "Captain Camilla" on a VS flight

Likewise, ex HKG.


User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 14835 times:



Quoting Ytib (Reply 1):
Yes. Many times. I have also been on flights when both left and right seat were female.

I have been on a Air Jamaica flight with an entire female crew, flight deck and cabin. And I have been on a Dash flight with a female Capn and male FO.

I think these days, it is not such an issue as there are countless lady handling the big birds.

Quoting Pliersinsight (Reply 5):
I had the pleasure of being a passenger of "Captain Camilla" on a VS flight from JFK to LHR, A340, I think it was around March 2000. Rocketed that sucker into the air, used the speedbrakes out along long island after departure, which was kind of funny that we had to slow down after the first stop on the way to cruise alt, which might not be odd to those who regularly take the route.

She sure showed that 340 who was boss.. LOL



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User currently offlineDurangoMac From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 14827 times:

I just flew yesterday from SAN to LAX on SKW6327 with a female CA and male FO.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...7/history/20090614/2052Z/KSAN/KLAX


User currently offlineSasd209 From British Indian Ocean Territory, joined Oct 2007, 642 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 14808 times:

Yup, flew AirTran from FLL to HPN 4/08. Captain was a woman with long dark curly hair and her partner was a rather youngish looking lad of about 25 or so it seemed.

User currently offlineFlyboy1108 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 14758 times:



Quoting Planeguy727 (Reply 7):
My favorite was an all female flight deck and all male cabin crew - made me feel good to see some changes in the gender stereotypes associated with aviation.

haha Planeguy you beat me to it...a while ago I worked a G4 flight that had two young ladies up front (I mean young...neither could have been over 35) and 3 guys as flight attendants. As if it wasn't diverse enough, the first officer was a young African-American girl. I thought it was really neat seeing about every stereotype that exists in aviation go completely down the drain on one flight.

NCB
ABE



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User currently offlineTJM321 From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 14754 times:

This thread was definitely enough to break my seven year "a.net nameless observer" status  Wink

But in seriousness, I flew in a UA 757 DEN-CMH in 2007 with a female captain and male F/O. It was quite the scene, flying in a hot-rod plane with a young, attractive captain, through a nasty snowstorm!


User currently offlineM11Stephen From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 14723 times:

I think it was in February but a regional airline celebrated having the first all woman, all African American flight crew. I thought it was really neat.  Smile


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User currently offlineDurangoMac From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 14648 times:



Quoting M11Stephen (Reply 17):
I think it was in February but a regional airline celebrated having the first all woman, all African American flight crew. I thought it was really neat.

That was ASA.


User currently offlineEtoile From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 14584 times:

It has been 33 years since the first female captain for a U.S. mainline carrier achieved that position. And in case you're wondering, at least 10 years since the first black female captain. I'm not sure whether there has yet been a Latina, transexual, ambidextrous captain for a U.S. mainline carrier.

I look forward to the day that the perceived novelty of this becomes entirely irrelevant.

[Edited 2009-06-15 23:39:38]

User currently offlinePlatinumfoota From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 14527 times:
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Back when I was with UA there was a female captain who was always on the LAX-JFK-LAX route, if you have flown this route most likely you have had a woman as captain and man as an f/o. She wished me farewell on my last day, hope she still flying.


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User currently offlineSevernaya From Russia, joined Jan 2009, 1397 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 14497 times:

Last week, the LH AMS-FRA i took was operated by a woman as Captain.

For me that's something normal! (why not). But i had a lot of fun when i sent a text message before departure to my girlfriend saying it was a woman in command, the reply she gave me was something like "i hope she knows how to handle the a/c", stereotypical reply of course, but it shows me that perhaps female passengers are more sceptical to a woman in command, than that male pax are.

Quoting TJM321 (Reply 16):
This thread was definitely enough to break my seven year "a.net nameless observer" status Wink

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User currently offlineVhqpa From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 1456 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 14468 times:

Last Saturday (13JUN) I flew SSQ MKY-ROK-BNE on a DH3 and we had a female captain and a male first officer. I've also been on flights in the past where the captain was the only male crew member, the first officer and cabin crew were all female.



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User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 14381 times:



Quoting Jawed (Thread starter):
Has anyone been on a commercial flight where the captain was a woman, and the first officer was a man?

More times than I can count. It is hardly news anymore.


User currently offlineSwallow From Uganda, joined Jul 2007, 554 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 14296 times:

KQ 764 NBO-JNB B738 last week with Capt Millicent as the PIC and a male FO.

She had good hands, a gentle take off roll, banking right out of NBO past Mt Kilimanjaro to JNB.

She had a heavy foot though on landing in JNB at midnight coz she didn't want to miss the first exit. That was some hard braking from the lady up front!



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25 Westjet!Eh! : Yes...i saw a female Captain and male copilot on my Air New Zealand flight to Australia. It was on A320.
26 Terry : On Bangkok Airways, have several times flown with female captain and male co-pilot, and with two female pilots; and cabin crew predominantly female wi
27 AmricanShamrok : Aer Lingus has a few woman-captains, I've been on 2 flights where this has been the case with the captains being of both Irish nationality and foreign
28 VgnAtl747 : When I worked for OH we used to frequently see female captains. They're no where near as rare as they were a decade ago.
29 DashTrash : Same here. No big deal.
30 Aerdingus : Isnt EI's chief captain a lady? When I first saw this thread I admit I was a little annoyed over the big deal being made over women captains but then
31 Morcegoa330 : Many years ago I've been on an all female flight deck and cabin crew flight with TAM. It was the first time they had an all female crew in a flight...
32 Golfradio : In Jan 09 on BLR - MAA in India on Indigo airlines, the captain was an expat female with an Indian male FO
33 AmricanShamrok : Yeah I think it's good; likewise I'm seeing more and more male cabin crew on EI flights. I don't know about the chief captain. The two names I have w
34 KWI : I remember being on a Tunisair flight from Casablanca to Tunis in 2003 where the Captain was female. I remember thinking that was pretty special at th
35 Post contains links JohnMKE : Its very normal to have female captains you can check out this website to see that http://www.ninety-nines.org/ But I think one of the famous and trag
36 Post contains links EI320 : The chief pilot of the A320 fleet is a lady, Davina Pratt. Only 40 out of the 500 pilots at EI are women, so their still very much in the minority th
37 Aerdingus : Ah yeah, I remember reading it a while ago. Good article. I remember feeling really jealous cos Im not technical minded etc!
38 SW733 : Several times...Lufthansa (FRA-BRE, TXL-MUC, FRA to somewhere, maybe BUD?), Austrian (BRU-VIE), Qantas (SYD-ADL), American (ORD-MCI, DFW-HSV, DFW-LAX)
39 Lexy : I had a WN flight with a female Captain and a male F/O. Really cool crew!!! I have a pic of a KLM A330 at ATL with an all female front office!
40 PGNCS : When I was a FO I flew with female Captains multiple times, both domestically and internationally; likewise as a Captain I've flown with female FOs..
41 AmricanShamrok : Thanks for that, very interesting.
42 Daviation : In the June 10 issue of Aviation Week, some fool wrote a letter-to-the-editor saying, in effect, that the combination of a middle-aged male captain an
43 VV701 : I believe the world's (not just America's) first female airline captain may have been Emily Howell Warner. She was hired by F9 as an FO on 29 Novembe
44 Callbell : Aer Lingus' flight DUB-AGP-DUB on the A330 today had Female Captain and Male F/O.
45 KingFriday013 : HAHAHAHA that's fantastic! BTW... come back to the chat. We miss you
46 SlimShady : Although she wasnt a commercial airline pilot, Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan come to mind....
47 LVTMB : Many many times. Also, ValueJet 592, that crashed in the Florida Everglades in 1996, was under the command of a female Captain and a male FO. MB
48 AAMDanny : Yeah same here with TCX on a BHX-LPA-BHX. And for the Record. She was just as good as any any other captain regaurdless to their sex.
49 Viscount724 : I was on 4 LX flights within Europe a week ago. Two of them (A319 and A320) had a female captain and male first officer. Coincidentally, I think it m
50 Hotelima : I would say to Mrs Véronique Le Lamer, captain of the B 773 F-BGST on 2008-10-23 for the AF 657 fight between FDF and ORY how I was impressed to see
51 Moose135 : While it wasn't commercial, more than 20 years ago, as a young KC-135 (male) copilot, the aircraft commander on my crew was a woman, we flew together
52 Post contains links Viscount724 : One of Boeing's test pilots and the lead test pilot for the 777-200LR program is female. She was also the first female to obtain a captain rating on
53 Brilondon : This was a good one. Seriously, I have been on many flights where you could not tell who was flying so I don't think that it really matters. Many tim
54 0NEWAIR0 : I think I was on a FL 737 one time with 2 female pilots and 3 male flight attendants. It was an interesting sight.
55 Cessna172RG : QX does all the time. Sometimes the entire crew is all women.
56 2H4 : During my initial flight training, I would occasionally go up for a "stage check" with an instructor different than my own. The purpose, of course, wa
57 Post contains links and images Deaphen : Yes I have, and it was the most brilliant flight I have ever had, the lady took control 20 mins before landing, and absolutely NAILED the landing, it
58 SixtySeven : I have served as an F/O to a Female Captain several times. At Air Canada there are quite a few female Captains. In fact I remember I think it was last
59 Post contains links and images OA260 : Yep she flew me on the BFS-AMS Inaugural . Belfast Welcomes Aer Lingus New Base/Photo&video (by OA260 Dec 10 2007 in Trip Reports)?threadid=11466
60 ElBandGeek : I flew FL last month MDW-ATL-MCO and the MDW-ATL 717 leg had a female captain with a male F/O, while 2 out of 3 FAs were guys.
61 Triple7man : I was on an AA 777 DFW-KIX 3 years ago with a 4 pilot crew (2 extra pilots) and the captain was a woman...she had been flying for AA for 30 years and
62 Aviateur : I have flown as a first officer with a woman captain on numerous occasions, dating back to 1991 or so, with at least three different airlines. PS
63 Allegro : Yes, many times. Also, have had an all female crew ... that was cool! My most memorable moment was a red-eye from LAX-IAD with a female pilot. Did not
64 N62NA : I flew LAX-MIA a few weeks ago and the Captain was female, F/O was male. What made it a truly special flight was that it was the Captain's first flig
65 Xdlx : Some female aviators do have the right stuff !!!!
66 Choppy : I don't have the opportunity to fly commercially very often. However, on a recent trip from Atlanta to Chicago, I had a female Captain and a male F/O
67 2H4 : Welcome to A.net, Choppy! 2H4
68 AASTEW : Also, I believe there is transgendered pilots at both AA and CO. The name I remember from CO was I believe Jessica. Is she still around? AASTEW
69 MadameConcorde : I have been on quite a few of those the last several years, including long haul these being even with a lady Captain and F/O. The absolute treat was
70 Super80DFW : Indeed. I flew an AA in a M80 on DEN-DFW. I like having women in the cockpit. I was on a United flight in January, and the F/O was a woman. So whenev
71 Boeing747_600 : Greetings, Mr. Van Winkle! We hope you're well rested now. We have had female captains paired with male/female F/Os for eons now! Where have you been
72 Boeing747_600 : As a gag gift, you could give her a placard with This is my B744 (pic of a 744 on the ground) This is my Piper (pic of a Piper on the ground) This is
73 Hammerdog : In April of this year, my wife and I were Flying UA on a A319 from ABQ-IAD and a announcement went over the air that the Pilot was flying her first fl
74 AirJamaica : Very true. No big deal these days. I flew JM's A320 from EWR-MBJ-KIN in 2002 and the captain was female and FO male. M.H. JM's first female captain.
75 Skymiler : NW 307 FSD -> MSP yesterday, 17 June! Airbus 319 .....
76 Boeing747_600 : So do some male aviators.
77 Ikramerica : I've been on a few, and I remember one flight where it was a women only cockpit.
78 BuyantUkhaa : I remember flying on an EI flight a couple of years ago where they announced over the PA that the plane had an all-female crew (pilots + cabin crew).
79 MadameConcorde : I would really like to be on board a Singapore Airlines 380 with an all female cockpit crew! Singapore Girl you are a great way to fly!
80 Filejw : I flew a trip a few years ago where i was the only male on the crew .
81 Btblue : I few NW LGW - MSP about 5 years ago on a DC-10. There was a slight delay to departure so I asked if I could visit the flight deck. I was greeted by a
82 Diesel1 : Bizarre thread... have I stepped back in time.....? I recall my first flight as a passenger when the Captain was a woman. April 1977, from PMI to LGW
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