Sponsor Message:
Aviation Technical / Operations Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
UAL / NWA Female Aircrew Question  
User currently offlineBlackbird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 4 months 2 days ago) and read 2768 times:

When did each airline see it's first female B-747-200, and first female B-744 skipper?

Andrea Kent

14 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineBAe146QT From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2006, 996 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2703 times:

ROFL

"Google, whereart thou when I needest you?"

Suzanna Darcy was the first woman to be a 744 captain. Also, she was the first woman to be a T7 captain.

Incidentally, Itsus Kudallon was the first Aborigine to pilot the 747, with China Airlines. Yay for him, I say. Though I think I would pass on the in-flight meal. Sweet and sour Witchety grubs? No thanks - I brought sandwiches.



Todos mis dominós son totalmente pegajosos
User currently offlineBlackbird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2622 times:

Airfoilsguy, I did, and was having trouble finding conclusive data... I was curious as to specifically what was the first woman at UAL and NWA to captain a 747-200 and a 747-400...

BTW: What airline did Suzanna Darcy fly for? And what's a T7?

Andrea Kent


User currently offlineLaminarFlow From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2619 times:

I believe Suzanna Darcy set those records while employed as a Boeing test pilot, rather than at an airline. (T7 = Triple 7 = 777)

User currently offlineJetMech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2699 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2606 times:

Quoting Blackbird (Reply 3):
And what's a T7

Triple 7.


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Wongwei



Regards, JetMech



JetMech split the back of his pants. He can feel the wind in his hair.
User currently offlineBlackbird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 19 hours ago) and read 2463 times:

My question is kind of Airline Specific, M'kay?

Andrea Kent


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 10 hours ago) and read 2409 times:

Quoting Blackbird (Reply 5):

Have you ever used Google before??  sarcastic 



A Safe Flight Begins With Quality Maintenance On The Ground.
User currently offlineBlackbird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 10 hours ago) and read 2402 times:

Yes!

Regarding the NWA thing, I can tell you the first female to check out on the B-747-200 and B-747-400 was Sandra Anderson... however I don't know and can't seem to find *WHEN*.

Understand?

Andrea Kent


User currently offlineLaminarFlow From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 10 hours ago) and read 2399 times:

B744 Captain in August 2000. All I could find.

http://www.alpa.org/DesktopModules/A...temid=1933&ModuleId=2206&Tabid=256


User currently offlineBlackbird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2343 times:

Anyone with further knowledge please feel free to reply,

Andrea Kent


User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9543 posts, RR: 42
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2332 times:

Quoting Blackbird (Reply 5):
My question is kind of Airline Specific, M'kay?

I realise the 100 may have been from a time when female Captains were much less common and the 300 wasn't operated by many airlines but why not just ask about the first female "747" Captains at each airline? Is there much of a difference in achievement between captaining the four versions?


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25989 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2276 times:

Not directly related to the question, but for some added trivia, the wife of the Canadian astronaut (Dave Williams) who was on last week's Space Shuttle mission is an Air Canada A320 captain.

User currently offlineBlackbird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2185 times:

Okay... can you tell me who the first NWA and UAL female 747-captains were... but also, if it's not too much to ask -- can you also tell me what specific type (the 747-200 and 747-400 have some differences -- 3 man/person crew versus two)

Andrea Kent


User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2089 times:

This site might or might not help (you've probably been through it): http://www.iswap.org/html/firsts.html

What if you were able to email the ISWAP? It is likely someone involved in the website knows where such statistics can be found, perhaps they may guide you in the right direction. Good luck, Blackbird.

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 6):

Give her a break, she can ask whatever the heck she wants, there is no gun to your head to answer every question.

Having said that, this thread shows up in the top ten results on Yahoo while searching for the specific subject matter. Almost like there isn't enough info avail on the web (hint hint)

[Edited 2007-08-26 07:23:55]


The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
User currently offlineManu From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 406 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1716 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 11):
Not directly related to the question, but for some added trivia, the wife of the Canadian astronaut (Dave Williams) who was on last week's Space Shuttle mission is an Air Canada A320 captain.

Very interesting fact. I wonder who has more airtime? And how on earth (or in space?) did they meet! Hopefully she's not a "space cadet" **


** Slang for a women with no depth to their personality, paris hilton for example.


Top Of Page
Forum Index

Reply To This Topic UAL / NWA Female Aircrew Question
Username:
No username? Sign up now!
Password: 


Forgot Password? Be reminded.
Remember me on this computer (uses cookies)
  • Tech/Ops related posts only!
  • Not Tech/Ops related? Use the other forums
  • No adverts of any kind. This includes web pages.
  • No hostile language or criticizing of others.
  • Do not post copyright protected material.
  • Use relevant and describing topics.
  • Check if your post already been discussed.
  • Check your spelling!
  • DETAILED RULES
Add Images Add SmiliesPosting Help

Please check your spelling (press "Check Spelling" above)


Similar topics:More similar topics...
Technical UAL B744 Question posted Tue Oct 11 2005 19:18:19 by Boeing727
NWA Maintenance Question posted Sun Jul 24 2005 12:40:09 by VS747SPUR
NWA DC-10 Cockpit Question posted Thu Apr 18 2002 19:28:39 by AM744
Question For UAL People posted Sun Jan 14 2001 21:34:35 by DonC
Flight Crew Question posted Tue Aug 21 2007 00:40:51 by THEENGINEER
Leading-Edge Sweep Angle Question posted Mon Aug 20 2007 20:56:35 by Blackbird
DC-8 / B-52 Question posted Sat Aug 18 2007 23:59:07 by Blackbird
Naca 6 Series Airfoil Question posted Tue Aug 14 2007 08:43:38 by JetMech
Question On Jet Blast posted Mon Aug 13 2007 22:39:19 by Boston92
The Ultimative "Why Do Aircraft Fly?" Question... posted Wed Aug 8 2007 22:26:45 by Superstring

Sponsor Message:
Printer friendly format