Wolkenridder From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1627 times:
I was just wondering what's the percentage of female A.Netters?
As we all know, aviation has always been stereotyped as a "boys" thing, but I am curious to know whether also some girls like aviation the same way we do.
Especially now that we are living times when we are supposed to break with those traditional clichés.
Vaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1396 times:
OK you guys!!! I am one of the "ladies" on a.net who loves everything to do with aviation! I love learning about aircraft and what makes them tick. I am working on getting my private and believe me I've learned a lot in the tech forum! I also love to hang out at the airport as a spotter!! So I guess you are wrong when you say that aviation is a "Guy Thing"..... I will say that it has taken woman longer to get involved in aviation for the simple reason that it was always looked at as a guy thing!
Wellhung, as far as respect ratings..... I disagree with you. I personally could care less about my respect rating. And as far as the number of posts ~~ I look at quality not quantity.
Superfly, I agree with you ~~ "No man has ever got laid by adding a female to their respected users list". Oh, and I'm glad your a happy boy!!!
CON207 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 292 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1210 times:
Yes I'm a female A-netter and i have to admit the respected rating doesn't mean anything to me ( ok its a good feeling when you get a rating ). I'm here because I have one thing in common with most, male or female, I LOVE AVIATION.
Its no longer ' a guy thing' anymore. More and more females are flying aircraft wether it be civil aviation or military and all those associated with the industry these days.
I've learned alot in here and still learning, not forgetting the the laughs you can have. Well said Vaporlock with your comments
I suspect there are alot more girls out there lurking in the wings. Don't be afraid to speak up. If some guys don't like us it's hard luck on them.
Thanks for the post Wolkenridder
PS I recently joined the East Midlands Aviation Group and to their records I appear to be the first female enthusiast they have. I got a very warm welcome from them
SWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1560 posts, RR: 32
Reply 19, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1123 times:
Loves airplanes and a girl. That's me!
I have had a love affair with aviation since the first time I looked up into the sky. Mom swears "apwane" (airplane) was one of first words. I almost got named Delta, Valkyrie or Cessna. Yes folks, I said Cessna.
As a child I first used an old hand held telescope to airplane watch from my side walk. Try watching planes thru a telescope, a small one, some day. Trust me, it aint easy folks!
Later I got my first pair of binoculars and that made things a lot easier on me. I soon began recording movements. Sun up to sun down there was kid sitting on the side walk with her binoculars writing things down. Piedmont 727 at 8:23am. Eastern 757 12:13pm. Pan-Am L-1011 7:28pm.
Wardair Canada 747 7:43pm. Yup, that was me.
They made fun of me in school too. Airplane geek extraordinare!
I always knew I would end up working in aviation. My dream was to be a Piedmont flight attendant. Then US Airways spoiled that dream one tragic day (I still hold that grudge against them)
I ended up at Southwest Airlines. Probably one of the smartest moves I ever made.
So, here I am, 31 years old and a female STILL in love with aviation!!!
Sovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2732 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1115 times:
Wow look at the girls rating its amazing. All of you girls have 600-700 posts and like around 60 rating and then at 300 its around 30 lol its all good i guess girls are smarter and more knowledgable than us guys.