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Female Pilots In Gulf Carriers

Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:44 am

Gulf Arab countries have started hiring females too, so who has how many?
 
kaitak
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RE: Female Pilots In Gulf Carriers

Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:57 am

The only two I'm aware of are a 767 FO with Gulf Traveller (part of GF) and an A330 FO, with GF.

That's all in Gulf carriers, but NOT all in Arab/Islamic countries; PIA, Royal Jordanian, Tunis Air and RAM have female pilots too.
 
777boi
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RE: Female Pilots In Gulf Carriers

Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:41 am

I did my SEP recurrent a few months ago at EK and I met our first female cockpit crew, a Brazilian, ex Varig F/O. Apparently there is another female, of Omani decent training as we speak, in Adelaide, South Australia! Wish them all the best of luck! Hope to see more of them here!
 
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RE: Female Pilots In Gulf Carriers

Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:57 am

There is a female Qatari pilot and a female Saudi Arabian pilot either already a F/O or in training (amazing how women there can't drive but can fly)!
لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله
 
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RE: Female Pilots In Gulf Carriers

Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:07 pm

Iran Aseman has a Female ATR72 FO
 
qslinger
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RE: Female Pilots In Gulf Carriers

Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:11 pm

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 3):
(amazing how women there can't drive but can fly)!

So true!!

Glad to see more women pilots!
Raj Koona
 
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RE: Female Pilots In Gulf Carriers

Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:37 pm

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 3):
(amazing how women there can't drive but can fly)!

Because driving would bring hisgillah in some people's liver  Wink , and unfortunately these people's views are imposed on everyone.

She doesn't work at SV, she was hired by al-Waleed. Working at SV would've been a lot more difficult with the aforementioned people around to make a stink.
 
zvezda
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RE: Female Pilots In Gulf Carriers

Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:41 pm

Quoting HiJazzey (Reply 6):
Because driving would bring hisgillah in some people's liver

That's a simple problem to solve -- just remove the livers of such people.  Wink
 
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RE: Female Pilots In Gulf Carriers

Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:39 pm

There is a female Captain at QR on the A320 fleet!

..and several female F/O´s aswell!
 
Lostmoon744
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RE: Female Pilots In Gulf Carriers

Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:10 am

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6086374.stm

Would this guy object if he flew QR or EK if the female f/o didn't have a hijab? Heaven forefend...

At least he apologized, but even then, it doesn't excuse the fact that he, ahem, still thinks that way! Incredible.  crazy 
 
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RE: Female Pilots In Gulf Carriers

Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:34 am

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 3):
amazing how women there can't drive but can fly)!

So they trust a woman with a $100 million aircraft but not with a car!!!
 
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RE: Female Pilots In Gulf Carriers

Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:57 am

Quoting 1stfl94 (Reply 10):
So they trust a woman with a $100 million aircraft but not with a car!!!

Women can drive cars in the UAE and Qatar. But, I am not sure about Saudi Arabia.
 
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RE: Female Pilots In Gulf Carriers

Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:37 am

Quoting 1stfl94 (Reply 10):
So they trust a woman with a $100 million aircraft but not with a car!!!



Quoting MEACEDAR (Reply 11):
Women can drive cars in the UAE and Qatar. But, I am not sure about Saudi Arabia.

It's not about trusting or not trusting them....it's just the general oppression of females in those parts....

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