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UAL / NWA Female Aircrew Question

Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:16 pm

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

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RE: UAL / NWA Female Aircrew Question

Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:08 am

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.
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RE: UAL / NWA Female Aircrew Question

Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:24 am

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?

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RE: UAL / NWA Female Aircrew Question

Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:37 am

I believe Suzanna Darcy set those records while employed as a Boeing test pilot, rather than at an airline. (T7 = Triple 7 = 777)
 
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RE: UAL / NWA Female Aircrew Question

Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:11 am

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

Triple 7.


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RE: UAL / NWA Female Aircrew Question

Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:19 am

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

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RE: UAL / NWA Female Aircrew Question

Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:06 pm

Quoting Blackbird (Reply 5):

Have you ever used Google before??  sarcastic 
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RE: UAL / NWA Female Aircrew Question

Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:25 pm

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?

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RE: UAL / NWA Female Aircrew Question

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RE: UAL / NWA Female Aircrew Question

Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:37 am

Anyone with further knowledge please feel free to reply,

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RE: UAL / NWA Female Aircrew Question

Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:25 am

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?
 
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RE: UAL / NWA Female Aircrew Question

Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:37 am

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.
 
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RE: UAL / NWA Female Aircrew Question

Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:14 am

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)

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RE: UAL / NWA Female Aircrew Question

Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:22 pm

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)

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RE: UAL / NWA Female Aircrew Question

Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:50 pm

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" **


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