ON AIR NOW

LISTEN NOW

Weather

cloudy-day
69°
Partly Cloudy
H 67° L 49°
  • cloudy-day
    69°
    Current Conditions
    Partly Cloudy. H 67° L 49°
  • cloudy-day
    50°
    Morning
    Partly Cloudy. H 67° L 49°
  • clear-day
    70°
    Afternoon
    Sunny. H 73° L 55°
LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

The latest top stories

00:00 | 00:00

LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

The latest traffic report

00:00 | 00:00

LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

The latest forecast

00:00 | 00:00

Society
Passenger note for female pilot: ‘The cockpit … is no place for a woman'
Close

Passenger note for female pilot: ‘The cockpit … is no place for a woman'

Passenger note for female pilot: ‘The cockpit … is no place for a woman'
Photo Credit: Facebook
Note to WestJet captain

Passenger note for female pilot: ‘The cockpit … is no place for a woman'

The message was scribbled on a napkin and left for Captain Carey Smith Steacy of WestJet this week:

“A woman being a mother is the most honor, not as 'captain.' Proverbs 31. Sorry not PC,” the note went on.

“I can’t believe that [there are] people that still think that way,” Steacy told CTV Vancouver.

She went on to toss a few barbs of her own. “I respectfully disagree with your opinion that the 'cockpit,' (we now call it the flight deck as no c**ks are required), is no place for a lady. In fact, there are no places that are not for ladies anymore,” she proclaimed.

Steacy put the note and her response on Facebook, and the comments have exploded.

The entire note reads:

"To Captain/WestJet, The cockpit of airliner is no place for a woman. A woman being a mother is the most honor. Not as “captain.” We’re short mothers, not pilots, WestJet. Proverbs 31 (Sorry not P.C.) PS I wish WestJet could tell me a fair lady is at the helm so I can book another flight! In the end this is all mere vanity… Not impressed. Respectfully in love, David."

Steacy agreed the passenger was “entitled to expressing his opinion,” but reminds she can express hers as well.

"You were more than welcome to deplane when you heard I was a 'fair lady,'" she wrote.

She also added, "I have two beautiful children, it is the highest honor."

WestJet told the CBC,  "We have captains and first officers among our female pilots and always have since we launched in 1996."

The company confirmed there are 1,118 male pilots and 58 female pilots flying for them.

More here

http://youtu.be/1Qlx7vRR0qY

Read More
VIEW COMMENTS

There are no comments yet. Be the first to post your thoughts. or Register.

The Latest News Headlines

  • They believe he was hit by a car Thanksgiving night and left to die. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man's body was found in a ditch along Bowden Road on the Southside, early Friday morning.  At this time, JSO hasn't released his identity, but they say the man was in his 40's.  Police say they don't know of any witnesses. There's also no suspect information at this point.
  • British police said they were responding to reports of an incident at the Oxford Circus subway station, one of London’s busiest, Friday evening. >> Read more trending news
  • At least 184 people were killed and 125 were injured Friday when Islamist militants exploded a bomb and opened fire on people attending prayers at an Egyptian mosque in the northern section of Sinai, Reuters reported. >> Read more trending news The attack targeted Al Rawdah mosque in Bir Al-Abed, the Egyptian state-owned news agency MENA reported. No group has claimed responsibility for the assault, so far. State media showed images of bloodied victims and bodies covered in blankets inside the Al Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed, west of the city of El Arish. “They were shooting at people as they left the mosque,” a local resident, whose relatives were at the scene, told Reuters. “They were shooting at the ambulances, too.”
  • We're still damp this morning, with some mist and fog early.  Gradually the rain is expected to end and CBS 47/Fox 30 Action News Jax Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh says skies will clear.   Thursday saw a tremendous amount of rain.  “Unofficial reports of as much as 6’’ in the St. Augustine area, pretty widespread rainfall of 2-5’’ for parts of Clay and St. Johns County and even into southeastern Duval County”, Buresh said.  Mike says we'll gradually see skies clear through the day and by tonight.   That sets up a really nice, dry weekend with temps in the low 70's. LISTEN:  Mike Buresh Weather Podcast
  • UPDATE Friday morning:  Logan Mott’s mother has posted a heartfelt message on Facebook, pleading for a safe return of her 15-year-old son and his grandmother, Kristina French.  UPDATE 11/23/17 5:40 PM: The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says there’s no new information to release. ORIGINAL STORY: A missing child alert has been issued for 15-year-old Logan Mott out of Neptune Beach.  The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Jacksonville Police believe Logan is in the company of his grandmother, 53-year-old Kristina French.  The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says firearms are missing from a home they are associated with. Our partners at Action News Jax spoke with Logan’s mother who says the home that had the firearms looked like it had been ransacked.  The two are believed to traveling in a 2015 silver Dodge Dart with Florida tag D-L-L-T-4-2.  JSO says with the firearms missing, you should not approach them if you see them. You are asked to call 911. This is a developing story, check back for more updates. 

The Latest News Videos