Luzezito From Spain, joined May 2001, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2395 times:
That is the answer I wanted to hear from a professional. To be honest, when I realise that the pilot or f/o is a woman, I feel much safer because. Perhaps their attention to detail and kindness. I have yet to see a lady pilot on Aeroflot which is the airline that I fly most :-(
Skipper: have you ever flown with one of your lady f/o? Does it make any difference (conversations, confidences, etc)?
Saintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2374 times:
I was taught to fly by a woman. She was excellent and I got my PPL with ease. I wouldn't say she was better than men, though no doubt she was better than some male instructors.
Only negative side was that she was very good looking and when side by side in a 152, her perfume did distract me sometimes...... difficult to concentrate on the business at hand if you know what I mean.
MD88Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1351 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2354 times:
It is an interesting question. Having flown with many female pilots in both the military and commercially I feel that I have a background that helps me make the following judgement. For me female pilots are better than male pilots because they have breasts. If you take the breasts out of the equation then I think it becomes a wash.
J32driver From United States of America, joined May 2000, 399 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2263 times:
Read a report done on Male vs. Female pilot's a couple of years ago. General conclusion was the accident rate was almost identical for both sexes, but the reasons were different. Women were more likely to be involved in accidents where they mishandled the aircraft. Men were more likely to be involved in accidenets where poor decision making was the main factor, like flying into poor weather.