BAe146QT From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2006, 996 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2506 times:
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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.
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?
Blackbird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1988 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)
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.
Manu From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 406 posts, RR: 8 Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 months 6 hours ago) and read 1519 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.