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1 Of 2 Female LH Pilots, Flying The A380 (video)  
User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3810 posts, RR: 1
Posted (1 year 10 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 24750 times:

Don't know if this video have been posted before, but here goes:


A wonderful video of Kerstin Felser ( age 36 ), 1 of 2 female pilots at Lufthansa,, piloting the A380.

Very impressive lady

Video is of her and crew flying the A380 from Frankfurt to San Fransisco and back.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGqivNQyI1s&feature=related


How many here envy this womans job ? I certainly do  Smile

[Edited 2012-09-14 22:28:36]

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User currently offlinekl911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5114 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 24396 times:

Great video! Thanks for sharing.


Next trip : DUB-AUH-CGK-DPS-KUL-AUH-CDG-ORK :-)
User currently offlineFerminios From Canada, joined Apr 2011, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 24313 times:

Great video to see! And don't worry, there are more women pilots at Lufthansa than 2 (edit: or did you mean A380 female pilots, slightly confused)   ! According to the link below there are now 27 Female Captains:

http://konzern.lufthansa.com/en/themen/women-in-the-captains-seat.html

[Edited 2012-09-15 02:34:10]

[Edited 2012-09-15 02:34:22]

User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3810 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 24182 times:

Quoting Ferminios (Reply 2):
Great video to see! And don't worry, there are more women pilots at Lufthansa than 2 (edit: or did you mean A380 female pilots, slightly confused) ! According to the link below there are now 27 Female Captains:

I think the title of the thread says it all really. I ment the amount female pilots that flies the Airbus 380 for Lufthansa. I know that there are more female pilots at lufthansa, but from what I understand from the video they are flying different aircrafts.


User currently offlinetravelavnut From Netherlands, joined May 2010, 1586 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 2 days ago) and read 23869 times:

Great video, hot pilot!!


Live From Amsterdam!
User currently offlineJetBlueGuy2006 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1648 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 22917 times:

Aside from the fact that I only understood about 2 words per minute on the video, mainly consisting of "San Francisco"; I thougt it was a really cool video


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User currently offlinekrisyyz From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1590 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 22828 times:

Quoting Mortyman (Thread starter):
Video is of her and crew flying the A380 from Frankfurt to San Fransisco and back.

Thank you for sharing this..

There are so many good aviation documentaries about LH. I wish I spoke German.

KrisYYZ


User currently offlinelukeyboy95 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 1090 posts, RR: 32
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 21178 times:

Great video. A nice view behind the scenes of pilots - female and male. As a PAX you rarely realise the preparation and 'briefings' that go on before hand.

I don't sprachen ze deutsch.... what was the gist of what the captain briefed the cabin crew with? It seemed almost inspirational at times!

Reminds me of a German Sarah Jessica Parker! Serious responsibility and skill here and a very admirable career...



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User currently offlineNibog From Ireland, joined Apr 2009, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 19764 times:

Really enjoyed the video ,even though I,like others ,only understood two words,(San Francisco).

Brought back some great memories of a great trip I had there,maybe that is the excuse i need to go back again on the A380.

Many thanks for sharing.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24658 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 19600 times:

Reminds me of this AF video (French with English subtitles) of an AF 77W flight CDG-MEX with an all-female crew last March in connection with International Women's Day. All 3 pilots were named Isabelle.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbY8LuhX7Cc

[Edited 2012-09-15 13:36:16]

User currently offlineferminbrif From Venezuela, joined Dec 2010, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 18900 times:

Kerstin Felser is pretty, gorgeous, in good shape, adventurer and A·380 PILOT.... what else...???. She´s more than impressive lady, she is perfect!!!

Regarding the AF Female crew my largest admiration for them. I would like to be someday among their passenger....


User currently offlinevanguard737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 682 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 18638 times:
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Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 7):
I don't sprachen ze deutsch.... what was the gist of what the captain briefed the cabin crew with? It seemed almost inspirational at times!

Actually, "Sie sprechen kein Deutsch."  

The narrator first says "Shaking hands with 21 stewards and stewardesses - more than double as in many other long-distance aircraft."

After that, to paraphrase the captain, he explains the planned route to SFO. He then explains a large portion of the flight will be over water and sparsely-populated lands with few airports along he route. The narrator says "Stichwort: Sicherheit", meaning 'Keyword: Safety'.

He tells the flight attendants: my greatest request of you is that you remain aware of your senses and surrounds during the flight. If you ever feel something is not right or may be problematic, please bring it to attention. Also rely on the observations or concerns of the passengers, whether an old man or a small child. We have many sensors in the cockpit, but often times their warnings are to late, say if a fire is already burning. Our human sensors - eyes, nose, ears - work far better. Your human senses can engage a situation and help us determine severity and whether we should continue or find an emergency landing spot as soon as possible, etc.

Finally the captain asks the other flight crew if they have anything to add, but they do not.

Again, this is not word for word but it is essentially what he is saying. I hope I helped!   

[Edited 2012-09-15 14:20:56]

[Edited 2012-09-15 14:22:24]


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User currently offlinesomething From United Kingdom, joined May 2011, 1633 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 18604 times:

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 7):
what was the gist of what the captain briefed the cabin crew with? It seemed almost inspirational at times!

If you mean from 5.40min.

''Der Captain erklärt wo es langgeht. ''Dann nördlich von Island, hier mitten über Grönland, und dann kommen wir hier oben von Kanada her rein. (hits guy on the head... ''oh, pardon''.). Speaker: A little collision. Which brings us to safety. 10 Stunden 25 dauert des heute, wir fliegen da oben sehr viel über wenig bewohntes Gelände, da sind nicht viele Flughäfen. Meine Bitte an Sie wäre, wenn Ihnen etwas auffällt was nicht so ist wie es sein sollte, sei dem es riecht komisch, es hört sich komisch an, auch wenn 'n Passagier 'was sagt und zwar 'n alter Mann oder ein kleines Kind - gehen Sie der Sache nach, sagen se uns bescheid. Wir haben Anzeigeinstrumente im Cockpit, aber die zeigen immer erst an, wenn's eigentlich schon zu spät ist, wenn das Feuer schon richtig brennt. Und Ihre Sensoren Augen, Ohren und Nase die sind viel besser, sie merken's oft schon im Ansatz. Und dann können wir System abstellen und was noch viel wichtiger ist, wir können schauen, wo können wir hinfliegen, dass wir möglich schnell in Bodennähe kommen. Ja? Das wär' meine große Bitte. Habt ihr beide noch 'was? Girl: Ich hab nix.. Baldie: Nee ich auch nich'. Captain: Ja?''

Rough Translation: The captain explains the flight path. ''Then we'll fly north of Iceland, straight over Greenland, and then we'll enter the USA from North from Canada. Flight time today will be 10hrs25mins, we'll fly over a lot of uninhabited areas up there, there aren't many airports. That's why I'd like to ask you today, if you notice anything that isn't the way it's supposed to be, be it a funny smell or a funny noise.. or when a passenger mentions anything to you, be it an old man or a little child.. take it seriously, investigate and let us know. We do have instruments in the cockpit, but when they go off it's usually too late already, the fire is already burning. And your sensors eyes, ears and nose are much more reliable.. you notice things much earlier. Then we can switch off systems and more importantly, we can find out where to fly (divert) to get down to the ground as quickly as possible. Okay? That's really important to me. Is there anything you would like to add? Girl: I have nothing. Baldie: No, I don't either. Captain: Okay?''



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User currently offlineB777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1285 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 16779 times:

What actually surprises me is that, in this day and age, someone still find it noteworthy when a woman is at the helm of an aeroplane. Or even an entire female crew; I bet you won't find many threads saying "wow, like, the whole crew was male and it was totally awesome!".

Must of us luckily don't live in Saudi Arabia, gentlemen, and it's about time you stopped acting as if we did.

I don't envy her, but will offer her the same professional respect she affords me - should the occasion ever present itself.



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User currently offlinebrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4098 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 15067 times:

Quoting B777LRF (Reply 13):

What actually surprises me is that, in this day and age, someone still find it noteworthy when a woman is at the helm of an aeroplane. Or even an entire female crew; I bet you won't find many threads saying "wow, like, the whole crew was male and it was totally awesome!".

Must of us luckily don't live in Saudi Arabia, gentlemen, and it's about time you stopped acting as if we did.

I don't envy her, but will offer her the same professional respect she affords me - should the occasion ever present itself.

     

I don't personally see this as anything special. I think that if you think it is note worthy and in need of special recognition then you need to see a calender and see that it is 2012 and not 1962.



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User currently offlinedashman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 13227 times:

Kind of a yawner. I spent most of my time fast forwarding. It is nothing more than a LH fluf piece with a bit of eye candy to show how that they are not a male dominated airline in the cockpit.

User currently offlineTJCAB From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 12957 times:

Yes, nice. I've seen this one before. As mentioned above, female pilots today are routine although still a minority.

But I really watch them for the A380/aviation. She was not the reason i watched the videos and she did not add to my viewing pleasure. Any long aviation documentaries on the net, I will watch...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2se1hk1Hygc


User currently offlinefridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 11800 times:
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And in the end, only one thing matters......The pilot's ability to fly that aircraft and fly it well!

Nuff said.

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User currently offlineTbone354 From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 11220 times:
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I loved flying. I really did. But not for hours and hours across the world. Bless her heart. I would not want her job. I need to land after a few hours. Also, I found the video beyond boring. But in fairness, I did not finish it. I had to close the window. Her hair reminded me of Playboy's Debra Jo Fondren. Too long. Much like the video clip. It might of helped if I understood and spoke German?

User currently offlinelukeyboy95 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 1090 posts, RR: 32
Reply 19, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 10035 times:

Quoting vanguard737 (Reply 11):
Actually, "Sie sprechen kein Deutsch."

Ya... elected for French as Germans are such excellent english speakers... as proven....

Quoting vanguard737 (Reply 11):
The narrator first says "Shaking hands with 21 stewards and stewardesses - more than double as in many other long-distance aircraft."

After that, to paraphrase the captain, he explains the planned route to SFO. He then explains a large portion of the flight will be over water and sparsely-populated lands with few airports along he route. The narrator says "Stichwort: Sicherheit", meaning 'Keyword: Safety'.

He tells the flight attendants: my greatest request of you is that you remain aware of your senses and surrounds during the flight. If you ever feel something is not right or may be problematic, please bring it to attention. Also rely on the observations or concerns of the passengers, whether an old man or a small child. We have many sensors in the cockpit, but often times their warnings are to late, say if a fire is already burning. Our human sensors - eyes, nose, ears - work far better. Your human senses can engage a situation and help us determine severity and whether we should continue or find an emergency landing spot as soon as possible, etc.

....by your kind translation. Thanks for that - and it is nice to know this sort of breifing is given as a reminded before longer flights. FR could note the 'taking passenger observations seriously'.

Quoting something (Reply 12):
If you mean from 5.40min.

I did, and thanks for translating!

Quoting something (Reply 12):
Baldie: No, I don't either.

haha

Quoting B777LRF (Reply 13):
Must of us luckily don't live in Saudi Arabia, gentlemen, and it's about time you stopped acting as if we did.

Actually I do live there, and I think it is inspirational to see the power and respect females command in the West. We must congratulate ourselves in this respect. Whilst the statistics suggest a lessening imbalance in female pilot hiring, spin like this film can only do well to encourage more young women into the profession.

SV does have a token female pilot BTW.

Whether it is a female or an penguin, it is still extremely interesting to see the inner workings of being a pilot, and how this reflects on their personal life.



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User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3810 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 9972 times:

Quoting B777LRF (Reply 13):
What actually surprises me is that, in this day and age, someone still find it noteworthy when a woman is at the helm of an aeroplane. Or even an entire female crew; I bet you won't find many threads saying "wow, like, the whole crew was male and it was totally awesome!".

I am certainly not surprised to see female pilots. woman can do anything these days and I for one am very happy to see that.

However

I'm not sure if there are THAT many woman, who are flying the Airbus 380. And if there are, how many are this young ?


User currently offlineHooverman From Netherlands, joined Oct 2011, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 9887 times:

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 19):
SV does have a token female pilot BTW.

Are you sure SV has a female pilot? If it was so it wouldn't be a Saudie woman though...


User currently offlinelukeyboy95 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 1090 posts, RR: 32
Reply 22, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 9829 times:

Quoting Hooverman (Reply 21):
Are you sure SV has a female pilot? If it was so it wouldn't be a Saudie woman though...

One of my students spouted it out with pride, which given the propeganda that filters through to them, might not be a reliable source. Let me research it a bit more.



*Edited to include information;

Nothing explicitly says this female pilot works for SV (as stated by Saudis), but she flies for Kingdom Holdings, and operates a private jet, so clearly is taken very seriously. The precident stands, but this is more likely an exercise to appease female citizens.

http://waynefarley.com/aviation/2011...irst-female-pilot-in-saudi-arabia/

[Edited 2012-09-16 01:33:47]


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User currently offlineHooverman From Netherlands, joined Oct 2011, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 9706 times:

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 22):

So your right. And born in Mecca so she is Saudi.
She is lucky to work for Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal since he is one of the few Saudi's to hire female(Saudi) workers.
But I am pretty sure we won't be seeing female pilots flying for SV soon. Unfortunately.


User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 2999 posts, RR: 27
Reply 24, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 9635 times:

Are we sure there are still only two A380 women pilots? If so, odds were great for me  

I flew the LH A380 this week SFO-FRA and I believe there was a woman in the cockpit making announcements. Awesome flight!


25 mjzair : How do aircraft get staffed at LH? In the US it is all seniority driven, and I would wager the youngest pilot at a hypothetical US airline operating t
26 MCOflyer : Where is wilco when we need him. He works for LH. KH
27 Post contains images Senchingo : Nice watch, thanks. I liked how they mixed it with the private part about her and her dad doing a trip by foot over the alps for 4 weeks. Kinda funny
28 Post contains images wilco737 : At LH it is all about seniority. But when the 380 was introduced only pilots from 340 were hired, today from all fleets. I don't know how many female
29 Mortyman : Apparently ( my German is a bit rusty, but that is the way I understood it ) she wil be captain of the A380 if all goes according to plan in a couple
30 Post contains images wilco737 : Mortyman, it will still take several years. She has to become captain on short haul first and then apply again for the 380. And from what I know it ta
31 Mortyman : Well the video says she will be captain in a couple of years if everything goes as planned. However the video does'nt say if by that the narrator mea
32 Post contains images wilco737 : Mortyman, She will be captain in short haul soon, that is true. But 380 will take 10 or more years. At LH you start your career on short haul, then yo
33 callumm92 : Really interesting video - thanks for sharing the link with us all! I'm fortunate enough to understand German and enjoyed learning both about the ins
34 kaitak : I guess that's because they have received all their A380s and it will be quite a while before the senior captains retire or the SFOs move up to comma
35 Post contains images wilco737 : Yes, the old captains need to retire until younger ones can upgrade. The time you are an FO with LH until becoming captain is 13 years average. Someti
36 American 767 : I have no doubt that Lufthansa is a very good company. I owe a lot of respect to the people who work there but the least they should do is putting sub
37 Post contains images fxramper : Seems like a marketing tool imho. A good looking woman pilot for LH. I just got back from DEL and the FO was female but a grandma. UA should take a p
38 flood : Maybe I'm wrong, but the various watermarks, a clock, and news about Romney scrolling on the bottom should be ample clues this wasn't an LH in-house
39 Post contains images vanguard737 : LOL, yes. You should be a detective! Erstes Deutsches Fernsehen 'Das Erste' is one of Germany's largest major networks.
40 Post contains links Viscount724 : AC's first female pilot in 1978. Thirty-four years later she's a 777 captain. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiMXLmWaXdk
41 YYZAMS : Wonder how many women pilots EK has?
42 Post contains links Viscount724 : Article on EK's first female pilot, only 6 years ago. She's Brazilian and spent 15 years with Varig (also their first female pilot). She joined EK as
43 CX711 : What about Asian carriers? How many women captains do CX or SQ, JAL or ANA have currently?
44 Post contains images breiz : You know, it's always kind of the famous glass half empty or half full. Granted, we should not be surprised that there are more and more female pilots
45 Pihero : There are more. Patricia Haffler is a TRI/TRE on the 380. She flew the first AF A380 flight in,to JFK and back.
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