I Like To Fly From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1188 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2426 times:
Yeah, a few times. My guess would be about 1 in 6 of my flights have a female in the cockpit, so it isn't unusual. I remember one of them on a DL flight from CVG to ATL was really hot! I talked to her before the flight for like 15 minutes, she was very flirty.
Trickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2384 times:
American Airlines flight from ORD to LAS. She was a 17 year captain and was nice enought to take a picture of me and the FO in the MD-80 cockpit after we landed in LAS. After that we talked a while about the flight and especially the landing on an 8 knot crosswind. She was really cool!
Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2369 times:
I've had female captains on VS 747 JFK-LHR, AA 767 EWR-SFO, DL 767-300 JFK-FRA, AI 747-400 LHR-DEL, IA DEL-BOM A300. Many many airlines have female pilots except for Saudia and maybe Kuwait. Saudia doesn't know what it's missing. I guess you can say like the Taliban they're behind the times.
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12411 posts, RR: 37
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2355 times:
I flew with my first woman captain about a month ago, with Cityflyer from Gatwick to Jersey - a BA franchisee using RJ100s.
Before then, I've flown with a Qantas 747-400 S/O (and just a note re the above; S/O is a second officer and as young as that CX S/O looked, I doubt if she was 19!) and an F/O with Aer Lingus on the A321.
For information, Aer Lingus's first woman pilot, Grainne Cronin, moved into the left seat of the A330 this Summer.
Airbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2322 times:
Virgin Atlantic, Flight VS201, she was the captain and her name was Camilla. She was very polite and answered many questions when I went up into the cockpit. She said she was a former pilto for BA
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Ndebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2899 posts, RR: 23
Reply 17, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2328 times:
I never had a female pilot on one of my flights. But I remember, when I was a ramp agent: After a nightstop, I started preparing everything for the first flight STR-BRU of a SN AR8. I brought Notam, Meteo etc into the cockpit, and I wondered why there were several pillows on the captain's seat. Later, when the crew arrived, I knew the answer: The captain of that flights was a young woman, and she was not really very tall - she needed those pillows to be able to look over the instrument panel out of the cockpit window... cute!
Speedbird244 From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2316 times:
This is not related to the topic, but I had to ask: After Sept. 11, does UAL still make channel 9 available on their flights? I dont know if other airlines had that feature, but for me it made UA unique. Who cares about in-flight movies when you have channel 9 and route progress moving map in you seat?