Kuba74 From Poland, joined Mar 2000, 432 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2664 times:
Have you ever been on the flight with all female cockpit and cabin crew? Is it possible, or the operator`s policy requires at least one male crew member on the board?
I have flown once with the female first officer. That was Eurowings ATR 72, flying from Berlin Tempelhof to Frankfurt, the crew was made of four persons with flight captain as the only male crew member.
Jmc757 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 1300 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2586 times:
I haven't but my parents have. They flew an Aer Lingus BAe146 from Birmingham (UK) BHX to Dublin, Ireland DUB.
The whole crew were female, two female pilots and a total female cabin crew. So it can happen!
Yqfca From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2536 times:
I read an article in a dutch newspaper where a KLM flight was flown with an all female cockpit crew. But it was so rare that it did make the papers write about it. Also,...The KLM 747-406 PH-BFC flew through vulcanic ash above Alaska killing the engines and sandblasting the cockpit windshield to zero visibility. The crew successfully restarted and made an emergency landing in Anchorage. The engines had to be replaced in Anchorage at -40 in mid winter. The first officer was a female.
I just saw a program on TLC about the WASP. A female group of pilots ferrying aircraft in the second world war from factories to air bases. It found that at Camp Davis the male pilots added sugar to the fuel and succeeded in killing three. Woman pilots in my opinion are as good as men. Women intend to have a better eye for detail. One of the women pilots of WASP her daughter is currently flying for United. Right on!
I think, listening to international traffic, that United Airlines has the most female pilots. Does anyone know?
Ei-aso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2488 times:
I flew on Aer Lingus couple of months ago to Paris , with an all female crew, on a B737-500 . Yes no problem, no different. Aer Lingus has had female flight crews since 1979 ....... which airline employed the first ??
Icebud From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2484 times:
I think it could be possible as I don't see airlines having regulations for a mixed crew. I have flown on a B737-800 which had 2 male flight crew and the cabin crew was 3 males and 1 female so out of a total crew of 6. only one was female. I have also flown a Boeing 757 with a female pilot and another boeing 757 which was two male pilots and all 7 cabin crew were female so it can vary so much from airline to airline.
Sinkingsand From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2476 times:
Yqfca said "Woman pilots in my opinion are as good as men. Women intend to have a better eye for detail."
This is true but men tend to fly the plane better according to a study I saw on aircraft accidents involving men and women. Accidents involving men tended to be caused by a lack of attention and detail where as women because of a loss of control.
Not trying to start anything here.
Maybe the perfect crew would be a man and a woman...
Bicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2477 times:
"operator's policy requires at least one male crew on board." If this were ever true I'd hope that such an airline would crawl under the rock it came from or return to the ice ages. What would be the point of it? If a woman, man, gay, lesbian, black, white, brown, etc. is qualified, that's all any airline should care about.
Pecoua From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 300 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2460 times:
I had two ladies in the cockpit on United Shuttle from DEN to LAS...and three males cabin attendants...excellent role reversal...nice looking crew too...that's something you don't see too much in the US...a good looking crew....
Indianguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2459 times:
Its quite common here in India. The first all woman crew flight in the world was by Indian Airlines (IC) from Calcutta to Silchar, and the first all woman jet flight was from BOM to GOI also by IC. At one time IC had more woman pilots than any other airline. Now i think it is BA?
I have been on so many all woman crew flights that i have lost count!
The reason why some carriers in this part of the world prefer female pilots to male is that women are considered more "emotionally stable" whatever that means! i personally dont think that they are any different from the guys.
With regard to another question asked, i think it is mandatory to have atleast one male crew member on atleast some widebodies like the A300's. All A300 flights i have been on have had atleast one male FA onboard usually seated in the centre overwing exit (the rear facing one).
Gregg From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2456 times:
The first all female crew on a 747 was on PeoplExpress in the early 80s.
I've also been on United flights with Female cockpit, and male FA. (But that way they can all talk about their husbands.. Please don't take any offense... I am sure some female pilots are lesbian. And as a family member, I'll take male fa anytime.)
SophieMaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2457 times:
I have rarely even seen female airline pilots. I've seen a few women when I go for my flying lessons, but still it's mostly men. All of the CFI's where I fly are men. I think I read somewhere that only 6% of licensed pilots are female.
Jm-airbus320 From Jamaica, joined Aug 2000, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2441 times:
JM uses an all female crew on it's A320 runs from MBJ-FLL sometimes.As for having female crews, JM has had them from 1976, with the highest being F/O. That lady now (Mrs. Marie Haddad) now captains the A310's into JFK and EWR.(She's a damn good pilot!)
Ziffle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2415 times:
If I was the only male crew member on the flight, and the other 7 or so were female I would be pretty happy =)
I don't care who's flying the aircraft be it female, male, aliens...Just as long as they don't crash it!
Though if you think about it there are benefits to having a mixed crew in the cockpit and cabin.
As mentioned before the whole detail-control thing and probably other factors.
In the cabin a strong beefy male is good for dispersing arguments, stopping air rage, and so on. (Then again a beefy female might have the same effect hihi)
Perhaps they should employ beefy bouncers on all flights to stop air-rage eh?
FBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2390 times:
Both SAS and Braathens fly with all-female crews regularly.
The first all-female flight in SAS was in 1995.Plane was a Fokker F-28-3000.
First Braathens flight was in Feb. 1997.Boeing 737-500.
SAS was the first major airline in the Western World to hire a female pilot,Turid Widerøe,in 1968.She's the daughter of one of Norway's pioneer pilots who founded Widerøe's Flyselskap in the -30's.Prior to joining SAS,she flew as a seaplane captain on Otter seaplanes.
Later,when she became pregnant,she quit flying as there was no programme around to return her to flying status after pregnancy leave.This was in 1974.Her uniform was exhibited (and maybe still is) at the Smithsonian Institution,where I saw it in 1977.
Out of some 2300 SAS pilots,only some 70-80 are female,while in Braathens the number is 5 or 6 out of a total of some 280 pilots.
We need more of them,they're great pilots!
"Luck and superstition wins all the time"!
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