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Donger
05-22-2006, 04:02 PM
So, you get on board and are getting settled. One of the pilots comes over the PA system to do the speel, and you notice that this pilot is female. Gut reaction: would you rather that the pilot was male, or do you not care? Do you go running for the exit, screaming like gochiefs meeting Hand Soldo at a Star Trek convention? Do you accept it with slight trepidation?

What if both pilots were female? Would that change your gut reaction?

Rain Man
05-22-2006, 04:06 PM
Makes me no difference at all. If they were both young middle eastern guys, that would make me nervous. But a couple of winged chicks? Not a second thought.

BucEyedPea
05-22-2006, 04:08 PM
I have to admit, I had one once and I was nervous.
Guess that makes me a sexist. :hmmm:

Donger
05-22-2006, 04:09 PM
Makes me no difference at all. If they were both young middle eastern guys, that would make me nervous. But a couple of winged chicks? Not a second thought.

What if they were both young Middle Eastern women?

AZORChiefFan
05-22-2006, 04:09 PM
Dunno they tend to be more 'emotional'. I mean I guess it's ok as long as it isn't their time of the month. Don't want my life hanging in the balance over some mood swing. :p

Donger
05-22-2006, 04:09 PM
I have to admit, I had one once and I was nervous.
Guess that makes me a sexist. :hmmm:

You're female, yes?

Rain Man
05-22-2006, 04:10 PM
Back when men were men and flight controls were manual, perhaps it was good to have someone in the cockpit who could wrestle a recalcitrant stick. But now, with power-assisted digital everything, it seems like fine motor skills are an advantage. Women might naturally be better pilots, unless maybe there's something where the whole 3D spatial math analysis comes into play.

Simplex3
05-22-2006, 04:11 PM
Makes me no difference at all. If they were both young middle eastern guys, that would make me nervous. But a couple of winged chicks? Not a second thought.
Chicks are unreasonable when they have their wings. Oh, we aren't talking about pads?

Rain Man
05-22-2006, 04:12 PM
What if they were both young Middle Eastern women?

Are they wearing burqas? Those things could really restrict visibility.


Regardless, I wouldn't feel too comfortable with that, either. Give me a pilot who is not from a country where suicide is considered a good thing.

BucEyedPea
05-22-2006, 04:12 PM
You're female, yes?


Yes I am.

It's just an emotional issue for me.
I get terrified easily when flying...in fact I hate it.

Simplex3
05-22-2006, 04:12 PM
Back when men were men and flight controls were manual, perhaps it was good to have someone in the cockpit who could wrestle a recalcitrant stick. But now, with power-assisted digital everything, it seems like fine motor skills are an advantage. Women might naturally be better pilots, unless maybe there's something where the whole 3D spatial math analysis comes into play.
This sounds great. Assuming the hydrolics don't fail.

bogie
05-22-2006, 04:13 PM
As long as she doesn't adjust her make-up in the rear view mirror during take-off or landing I'm fine with it.

Simplex3
05-22-2006, 04:14 PM
As for middle-eastern pilots, let's look at this logically. Most pilots get their training in the military. Every war we've had in the middle east recently it takes us about 2.3 seconds to establish air superiority. I'd say we have better pilots.

Donger
05-22-2006, 04:14 PM
Back when men were men and flight controls were manual, perhaps it was good to have someone in the cockpit who could wrestle a recalcitrant stick. But now, with power-assisted digital everything, it seems like fine motor skills are an advantage. Women might naturally be better pilots, unless maybe there's something where the whole 3D spatial math analysis comes into play.

I may be wrong, but I think that only all Airbuses are fly-by-wire.

hypersensitiveZO6
05-22-2006, 04:14 PM
I could care less if a guy or girl is piloting. Though I do have a preference for female flight attendents. PBJ

Bugeater
05-22-2006, 04:15 PM
I fear for my life every time I fly regardless of who's flying it. Isn't there a greater chance of crashing due to mechanical failure than pilot error anyway?

Clint in Wichita
05-22-2006, 04:15 PM
Females can't drive for sh_t.

I'd rather take a chance at flying the goddamn plane myself. The last thing I need is to plummet to my death from 30,000 feet up, just because some hooker is touching up her mascara.

BucEyedPea
05-22-2006, 04:15 PM
As long as she doesn't adjust her make-up in the rear view mirror during take-off or landing I'm fine with it.

Gee, I do lipstick and mascara while driving.
That one's gotta be easier on a plane when it's in cruise control...ain't that much traffic up there. Now landing and take-off I'd have to agree.

Donger
05-22-2006, 04:15 PM
Yes I am.

It's just an emotional issue for me.
I get terrified easily when flying...in fact I hate it.

Because you're afraid of slamming into the ground, or you actually don't like the sensation of flying?

Donger
05-22-2006, 04:16 PM
I fear for my life every time I fly regardless of who's flying it. Isn't there a greater chance of crashing due to mechanical failure than pilot error anyway?

No.

Clint in Wichita
05-22-2006, 04:16 PM
Gee, I do lipstick and mascara while driving.
That one's gotta be easier on a plane when it's in cruise control...ain't that much traffic up there. Now landing and take-off I'd have to agree.


How ironic.

FAX
05-22-2006, 04:17 PM
Funny, Mr. Donger.

I sat next to a woman on a flight from Denver to Nashville a few years ago. This girl was extraordinarily attractive. I mean, downright stunning. The flight was very, very bumpy and, as I ordered a scotch, I mentioned that I hated flights like this. She turned to me and stated in a quiet tone, "It's okay. When you feel the bumps, it means the aircraft is doing its job. It's flying."

So naturally, I inquired as to the source of her confidence in this statement and she replied that she was a flight trainer out of Denver. Training pilots on the jumbos. She was smart, dazzling, and had nerves of steel. I would have married her on the spot had a minister been handy and the beautiful and witty Mrs. FAX non-existent.

I would have no problem whatsoever placing my life in her well-proportioned and -manicured hands.

FAX

Rain Man
05-22-2006, 04:18 PM
I could care less if a guy or girl is piloting. Though I do have a preference for female flight attendents. PBJ

This is true. I kind of miss the old days of blatant age discrimination and reverse gender discrimination.

Simplex3
05-22-2006, 04:18 PM
Females can't drive for sh_t.

I'd rather take a chance at flying the goddamn plane myself. The last thing I need is to plummet to my death from 30,000 feet up, just because some hooker is touching up her mascara.
Hmm, I didn't consider the bitch this morning that took her turn so wildly that I had to slam on the brakes 20 feet short of the intersection to keep from having her plow into me.

BucEyedPea
05-22-2006, 04:19 PM
How ironic.

Now, why is that ironic?
Just curious.

Fax--great post.

Brock
05-22-2006, 04:19 PM
A trained monkey can fly an airliner.

Simplex3
05-22-2006, 04:20 PM
This is true. I kind of miss the old days of blatant age discrimination and reverse gender discrimination.
F**king liberals screw up everything.

Clint in Wichita
05-22-2006, 04:20 PM
Now, why is that ironic?
Just curious.


The timing and the content make posts 17-18 ironic.

Rain Man
05-22-2006, 04:21 PM
Funny, Mr. Donger.

I sat next to a woman on a flight from Denver to Nashville a few years ago. This girl was extraordinarily attractive. I mean, downright stunning. The flight was very, very bumpy and, as I ordered a scotch, I mentioned that I hated flights like this. She turned to me and stated in a quiet tone, "It's okay. When you feel the bumps, it means the aircraft is doing its job. It's flying."

So naturally, I inquired as to the source of her confidence in this statement and she replied that she was a flight trainer out of Denver. Training pilots on the jumbos. She was smart, dazzling, and had nerves of steel. I would have married her on the spot had a minister been handy and the beautiful and witty Mrs. FAX non-existent.

I would have no problem whatsoever placing my life in her well-proportioned and -manicured hands.

FAX


Is an airplane pilot the captain of a ship? If so, maybe the pilot or copilot could have married you two.

Of course, in that case I would definitely not have wanted two female pilots, because they'd be all emotional and weepy and they'd come back to hug the bride and stuff and I'd be going "WHO'S FLYING THE PLANE?! WHO'S FLYING THE PLANE!?" and they wouldn't be listening to me because they'd be complimenting her on the photo of the engagement ring that I'd torn out of the SkyMall catalog and taped to her left index finger.

bogie
05-22-2006, 04:22 PM
A trained monkey can fly an airliner.

Probably, but if I saw a trained monkey in the pilot seat, I would get off the plane.

Donger
05-22-2006, 04:22 PM
Funny, Mr. Donger.

I sat next to a woman on a flight from Denver to Nashville a few years ago. This girl was extraordinarily attractive. I mean, downright stunning. The flight was very, very bumpy and, as I ordered a scotch, I mentioned that I hated flights like this. She turned to me and stated in a quiet tone, "It's okay. When you feel the bumps, it means the aircraft is doing its job. It's flying."

So naturally, I inquired as to the source of her confidence in this statement and she replied that she was a flight trainer out of Denver. Training pilots on the jumbos. She was smart, dazzling, and had nerves of steel. I would have married her on the spot had a minister been handy and the beautiful and witty Mrs. FAX non-existent.

I would have no problem whatsoever placing my life in her well-proportioned and -manicured hands.

FAX

I had a similar experience a few years ago, but that gal was actually flying the plane. Extremely windy on approach and we had to circle for a while. Then, the male pilot came on the PA and, "Folks, we're going to give this landing a try!" Ummm, please do better than "try," shithead. Anyway, they get the bird on final and it's jumping around, yawing and generally being really unpleasant. I don't get nervous on planes very often but it was a very bumpy ride. Yet, this pilot absolutely greased the landing; I barely even noticed the wheels touch the runway.

So, we're exiting the aircraft and the male pilot is saying farewell to us. When I reached him, I said, "Nice landing." To my surprise, he said, "Not me; thank her," and pointed to a beautiful female pilot that actually landed the plane.

BucEyedPea
05-22-2006, 04:23 PM
Because you're afraid of slamming into the ground, or you actually don't like the sensation of flying?


I'm just used to feeling safer with men in control of such things is all.
No rational explanation just personal experience, especially with mechanical things.

Rain Man
05-22-2006, 04:23 PM
A trained monkey can fly an airliner.


My comfort level would be much lower in that case.

However, it probably would not be quite as low as if it was two young middle eastern men.

Clint in Wichita
05-22-2006, 04:23 PM
Probably, but if I saw a trained monkey in the pilot seat, I would get off the plane.


Beats having them employed in Washington, D.C.

Clint in Wichita
05-22-2006, 04:24 PM
I had a similar experience a few years ago, but that gal was actually flying the plane. Extremely windy on approach and we had to circle for a while. Then, the male pilot came on the PA and, "Folks, we're going to give this landing a try!" Ummm, please do better than "try," shithead. Anyway, they get the bird on final and it's jumping around, yawing and generally being really unpleasant. I don't get nervous on planes very often but it was a very bumpy ride. Yet, this pilot absolutely greased the landing; I barely even noticed the wheels touch the runway.

So, we're exiting the aircraft and the male pilot is saying farewell to us. When I reached him, I said, "Nice landing." To my surprise, he said, "Not me; thank her," and pointed to a beautiful female pilot that actually landed the plane.


Was she wiping her mouth?

Donger
05-22-2006, 04:24 PM
I'm just used to feeling safer with men in control of such things is all.

You and chiefs4me, both.

Donger
05-22-2006, 04:25 PM
Was she wiping her mouth?

ROFL

No, but she did seem rather proud of herself. I assumed that it was due to not killing herself and everyone else.

bogie
05-22-2006, 04:26 PM
Beats having them employed in Washington, D.C.

Stop insulting monkeys.

BucEyedPea
05-22-2006, 04:27 PM
However, it probably would not be quite as low as if it was two young middle eastern men.

Funny story I heard while waiting to fly home from Cairo, years ago. I heard this story of a mid-eastern pilot, smaller plane, locking himself out of the cockpit mid-air? ROFL

stevieray
05-22-2006, 04:27 PM
Though I do have a preference for female flight attendents. PBJ

So do terrorists.

Rain Man
05-22-2006, 04:27 PM
I'm just used to feeling safer with men in control of such things is all.
No rational explanation just personal experience, especially with mechanical things.


Just FYI, I've hospitalized myself while trying to set my watch.

BucEyedPea
05-22-2006, 04:28 PM
Just FYI, but I've hospitalized myself while trying to set my watch.

I think I attract a certain type of male then.
You REALLY ARE a PISCES then...you know that?

Hate to tell you how many times I've burned all my kitchen pans; even set the kitchen on fire once. I need someone the opposite of me. I SCARE myself.

Clint in Wichita
05-22-2006, 04:30 PM
ROFL

No, but she did seem rather proud of herself. I assumed that it was due to not killing herself and everyone else.


I think the pilot suckered her with the old "Let's Land the Aircraft on the Landing Strip" ploy. She thinks she's manipulating the flight stick, and keeping hydraulic fluid from escaping.

"Weeeeee! The plane landed! I'm a hero!"

ChiefFripp
05-22-2006, 04:30 PM
It would make no difference to me.

JBucc
05-22-2006, 04:33 PM
So, you get on board and are getting settled. One of the pilots comes over the PA system to do the speel, and you notice that this pilot is female. Gut reaction: would you rather that the pilot was male, or do you not care? Do you go running for the exit, screaming like gochiefs meeting Hand Soldo at a Star Trek convention? Do you accept it with slight trepidation?I don't care really if one's female

What if both pilots were female? Would that change your gut reaction?Yeah, but it has nothing to do with their piloting skills.

Donger
05-22-2006, 04:34 PM
I don't care really if one's female

Yeah, but it has nothing to do with their piloting skills.

What does it have to do with, then?

JBucc
05-22-2006, 04:38 PM
What does it have to do with, then?Two females, alone in a cockpit, my perverted mind, you do the math.

Rain Man
05-22-2006, 04:54 PM
Two females, alone in a cockpit, my perverted mind, you do the math.

I didn't want to mention for fear of being labeled a pervert, but in that scenario I too would wonder about them in an airport hotel at some point, grounded by thunderstorm. I would wonder if one would go to the other's room, the rain pattering softly against the windows, and if they would sit on the bed together drinking from the honor bar, watching pay-per-view soft porn, all lonely and needing human company, and then one of them would rub her neck, lamenting a crick in her neck from backing up the airplane. And then I wonder if the other one would offer to give her a massage, and as she lies face down on the bed, would straddle her to rub her back. Then she would begin to pull down the neck of her partner's top to better massage the affected area, and then...

ChiefaRoo
05-22-2006, 05:05 PM
This sounds great. Assuming the hydrolics don't fail.


If the hydraulics fail it wouldn't matter if you were the hulk the control surfaces won't move.


The flight that crash landed in Iowa about 10 years ago controlled the plane by alternating the thrust on the two wing mounted engines.

stevieray
05-22-2006, 05:12 PM
I didn't want to mention for fear of being labeled a pervert, but in that scenario I too would wonder about them in an airport hotel at some point, grounded by thunderstorm. I would wonder if one would go to the other's room, the rain pattering softly against the windows, and if they would sit on the bed together drinking from the honor bar, watching pay-per-view soft porn, all lonely and needing human company, and then one of them would rub her neck, lamenting a crick in her neck from backing up the airplane. And then I wonder if the other one would offer to give her a massage, and as she lies face down on the bed, would straddle her to rub her back. Then she would begin to pull down the neck of her partner's top to better massage the affected area, and then...


BANG BANG BANG!

"Sir! You've been in the bathroom for ten minutes, I need you to return to your seat so we can take off"

Rain Man
05-22-2006, 05:30 PM
BANG BANG BANG!

"Sir! You've been in the bathroom for ten minutes, I need you to return to your seat so we can take off"

ROFL

That's exactly how the story would end.

rad
05-22-2006, 05:31 PM
As for middle-eastern pilots, let's look at this logically. Most pilots get their training in the military. Every war we've had in the middle east recently it takes us about 2.3 seconds to establish air superiority. I'd say we have better pilots.
I think that has more to do with the fact that we fight countries that only have a total of, like, 17 fighter planes.

jAZ
05-22-2006, 06:27 PM
Have we really come so far full circle that we have regressed back to wondering about a woman doing "man's work"?

That anyone is compelled to even wonder aloud about this is a bit disappointing.

JBucc
05-22-2006, 06:29 PM
Have we really come so far full circle that we have regressed back to wondering about a woman doing "man's work"?

That anyone is compelled to even wonder aloud about this is a bit disappointing.Welcome to CP. Me JBucc. Woman no fly good. Ugh.

rad
05-22-2006, 06:31 PM
Welcome to CP. Me JBucc. Woman no fly good. Ugh.
ROFL

Ultra Peanut
05-22-2006, 06:33 PM
Black doctors: What's your take?

rad
05-22-2006, 06:37 PM
Hey guys, I hired someone to paint my house, and when he showed up to do an estimate, he was Asian-looking. And old. Thoughts?

Ultra Peanut
05-22-2006, 06:39 PM
Hey guys, I hired someone to paint my house, and when he showed up to do an estimate, he was Asian-looking. And old. Thoughts?Well, at least he's not a Jew.

BucEyedPea
05-22-2006, 06:39 PM
Black doctors: What's your take?

Depends, male or female?

I had a gay anesthesiologist for my C-section.
He was wonderful...but HIV did cross my mind.

stevieray
05-22-2006, 06:40 PM
ROFL

That's exactly how the story would end.

thanks for teeing it up.

Do I get bonus points for making Kevin laugh?

Brock
05-22-2006, 06:41 PM
Well, at least he's not a Jew.

We're all bankers.

Ultra Peanut
05-22-2006, 06:42 PM
We're all bankers.Your bodies weren't built for manual labor.

rad
05-22-2006, 06:43 PM
Well, at least he's not a Jew.
ROFL ROFL

stevieray
05-22-2006, 06:44 PM
Your bodies weren't built for manual labor.

puh! they made bricks without straw!

rad
05-22-2006, 06:47 PM
Your bodies weren't built for manual labor.

I don't think the Egyptians would agree with that.

Donger
05-22-2006, 08:48 PM
Have we really come so far full circle that we have regressed back to wondering about a woman doing "man's work"?

That anyone is compelled to even wonder aloud about this is a bit disappointing.

Woman have been involved in aviation since its infancy. I'm surprised you didn't know that.

Jacqueline Cochran would be disappointed in you for even suggesting such a thing. In fact, she'd probably kick your ass, except she's dead and all.

Frazod
05-22-2006, 08:56 PM
I have two primary requirements for a pilot:

1. They want to live.
2. They're on the plane with me.

The day they start flying these things by remote control, I'm going exclusively to cars/boats. I don't want my death to merely be a bad day on the Xbox.

Skip Towne
05-22-2006, 09:12 PM
Hurtling through the air in a metal tube at 500 mph is dangerous enough without having a woman driver.

BigMeatballDave
05-23-2006, 12:23 AM
I wouldn't care. She's far more qualified to fly than i am. How could I complain?

Simplex3
05-23-2006, 06:29 AM
Black doctors: What's your take?
My take is this:

He might have gotten into medical school on a racial quota rather than merit. I have no way to tell.

chagrin
05-23-2006, 06:37 AM
I flew last year and arrived on time with no problems, pilot was female; I did tremble for a few minutes but I got over it - now I don't care.

greg63
05-23-2006, 06:54 AM
Female Commercial Airline Pilots: What's Your Take?

I've got no problem with it one or another since I have an intense fear of heights and wouldn't be flying anyway.

FAX
05-23-2006, 06:57 AM
This whole girl pilot, monkey pilot debate has been going on forever. The bottom line is that if monkeys were meant to fly, cockpit controls would be poo-proof. And, they're not.

FAX

greg63
05-23-2006, 07:04 AM
This whole girl pilot, monkey pilot debate has been going on forever. The bottom line is that if monkeys were meant to fly, cockpit controls would be poo-proof. And, they're not.

FAX


…An observation worth noting Mr. Fax.



I have a confession; I respond to, many of, your posts simply because I just like saying "Mr. Fax". :D


j/k

BucEyedPea
05-23-2006, 07:13 AM
I was talking to someone last night about this thread, and of course asked him what his answer would be.

He said there was a plane that broke apart, somewhat, landing in Hawaii around the mid-nineties. Some passengers and stewardesses flew out of the plane. Despite this dangerous situation it was considered amazing that the pilot was able to still land it with minimum loss of life...but did. The pilot was a woman.

I was really impressed hearing this...and don't recall hearing this story.
My attitude is shifting. They wouldn't be there if they couldn't pass the training or have the mental abilities to deal with such situations.

Now unless they've made the training easier, or cut slack, like so many liberals do to make everyone equal..... :hmmm: ????

FAX
05-23-2006, 07:16 AM
A monkey would bail out first and, as he was parachuting to safety, thumb is flat little nose at all the doomed passengers.

Monkeys are highly undependable.

FAX

BucEyedPea
05-23-2006, 07:17 AM
A monkey would bail out first and, as he was parachuting to safety, thumb is flat little nose at all the doomed passengers.

Monkeys are highly undependable.

FAX


Yes, but some say we came from them.
Therefore, we are part monkey. :) :hmmm:
Monkey's fly airplanes.

Rain Man
05-23-2006, 08:23 AM
He said there was a plane that broke apart, somewhat, landing in Hawaii around the mid-nineties. Some passengers and stewardesses flew out of the plane. Despite this dangerous situation it was considered amazing that the pilot was able to still land it with minimum loss of life...but did. The pilot was a woman.




Ah, yes. Aloha Airlines' short-lived experiment with a convertible. "Come fly in the open air with Aloha."

http://lessons.air.mmac.faa.gov/rawmedia_repository/7808ba4d_fc96_4831_915b_6e0424c8a413

http://lessons.air.mmac.faa.gov/rawmedia_repository/fca78a6e_25bc_41eb_b5e4_eebabfd88800

http://lessons.air.mmac.faa.gov/rawmedia_repository/e570cebc_d110_4af8_b873_25bbc434f700

Just FYI, apparently the captain was male and the first officer was female.

The site says that the only fatality was one of the flight attendants, who was sucked out of the plane. I could've sworn that there were a couple of passengers, too. After the incident, I remember reading that one person went into an engine. Maybe that was a different incident.

jidar
05-23-2006, 08:36 AM
I wasn't particularly interested in this thread until I read Buceyed's response and realized she's a woman. I find her view fascinating and I wish more females would weigh in on this.

Donger
05-23-2006, 08:36 AM
Ah, yes. Aloha Airlines' short-lived experiment with a convertible. "Come fly in the open air with Aloha."

http://lessons.air.mmac.faa.gov/rawmedia_repository/7808ba4d_fc96_4831_915b_6e0424c8a413

http://lessons.air.mmac.faa.gov/rawmedia_repository/fca78a6e_25bc_41eb_b5e4_eebabfd88800

http://lessons.air.mmac.faa.gov/rawmedia_repository/e570cebc_d110_4af8_b873_25bbc434f700

Just FYI, apparently the captain was male and the first officer was female.

The site says that the only fatality was one of the flight attendants, who was sucked out of the plane. I could've sworn that there were a couple of passengers, too. After the incident, I remember reading that one person went into an engine. Maybe that was a different incident.

Not to be picky, but it's "blown out" not "sucked out."

jidar
05-23-2006, 08:41 AM
Not to be picky, but it's "blown out" not "sucked out."

not to be picky, but I'm going be picky

Donger
05-23-2006, 08:46 AM
not to be picky, but I'm going be picky

On that note, one of my brothers and I actually got into a physical fight after he refused to accept the fact that the fridge doesn't "make things cold."

luv
05-23-2006, 08:46 AM
Considering they are held to the same standard, and have to pass the same tests, as a male pilot, I wouldn't care.

StcChief
05-23-2006, 08:46 AM
Don't want to be sattled with that time of the month, or the week before PMS. other than that if qualified....

luv
05-23-2006, 08:48 AM
Don't want to be sattled with that time of the month, or the week before PMS. other than that if qualified....
Oh please. Women take that out on their SO's. Not a few hundred innocent passengers. You have to remember that she dies if the plane crashes as well.

Rain Man
05-23-2006, 08:52 AM
Oh please. Women take that out on their SO's. Not a few hundred innocent passengers. You have to remember that she dies if the plane crashes as well.

Don't be so sure. If she's up front, she can see the ground coming and jump up right at the last second.

King_Chief_Fan
05-23-2006, 08:52 AM
Oh please. Women take that out on their SO's. Not a few hundred innocent passengers. You have to remember that she dies if the plane crashes as well.

BS.......women take out on who ever happens to be around when the mood strikes them. I have nothing but sisters, nothing but daughters and I have a lot of women working for me. There is always someone having their time of the month and it is obvious.

luv
05-23-2006, 08:55 AM
BS.......women take out on who ever happens to be around when the mood strikes them. I have nothing but sisters, nothing but daughters and I have a lot of women working for me. There is always someone having their time of the month and it is obvious.
Do your employees fly commercial airplanes? Are they responsible for the safety of hundred of people?

Not all women get psycho. :rolleyes:

Rain Man
05-23-2006, 08:58 AM
Not all women get psycho. :rolleyes:


That's a pretty bold claim.

King_Chief_Fan
05-23-2006, 08:59 AM
Do your employees fly commercial airplanes? Are they responsible for the safety of hundred of people?

Not all women get psycho. :rolleyes:

well, do you?

luv
05-23-2006, 09:00 AM
That's a pretty bold claim.
I was simply kidding back with the PMS thing to begin with.

Is it my fault the poor guy chooses to surround himself with bitchy PMS'ing females? :shrug:

luv
05-23-2006, 09:04 AM
well, do you?
If I'm ever in a bad mood, I usually blame it on PMS, whether it's that time of the month or not. I just play along with the stereotype.

I don't get psycho. I get more emotional. I cry more easily at sappy Hallmark commercials, when I think too much about certain things, etc. Of course, I don't have a significant other to push the wrong buttons, either. :)

jidar
05-23-2006, 09:05 AM
I think we can all agree that men and women are different.

Being that they are different, it's not entirely unreasonable to assume that men and women are different in such a way that makes men generally better pilots than women.

That said, generalities aren't worth much. An individual woman can become a damned good pilot just as an individual man can be a bad one. Since they're both trained and have to past tests, I rationally wouldn't take it badly either way.

That said, I can't get over the fact that in my opinion I've observed a lot of irrational behavior that I attributed to someone 'just being a woman'. So I guess my real answer is that yes, it might make me slightly more nervous.

Suppose I'm a sexist now. Oh well.

Iowanian
05-23-2006, 09:10 AM
I have a cousin who is an Airline Captain.

He was nuckin futs in school....I don't know how many cars he totaled, and I was nervous to have him in the same heat as me in a demolition derby.

He assures me he's a very good plane driver...and hasn't crashed yet.

Simplex3
05-23-2006, 09:28 AM
Not to be picky, but it's "blown out" not "sucked out."
Next time be sure to remind your wife it's a suck job, not a blow job.

Simplex3
05-23-2006, 09:29 AM
Considering they are held to the same standard, and have to pass the same tests, as a male pilot, I wouldn't care.
This is the issue. How do we know? With all of the quotas and similar absurd things how do you know they passed the same training?

Donger
05-23-2006, 09:31 AM
This is the issue. How do we know? With all of the quota and similar absurd things how do you know they passed the same training?

They all have to meet the same minimum qualifications, but after that, 'diversity' does come into play.

Simplex3
05-23-2006, 09:33 AM
They all have to meet the same minimum qualifications, but after that, 'diversity' does come into play.
Are you sure they have to meet the same minumum requirements? Most medical schools/law schools let in the top X minority candidates, whether they meet the minimums or not. Either that or they get "points" just for being a minority candidate, which means they can make it without being otherwise qualified. Are YOU sure that pilots don't have the same thing in place?

BucEyedPea
05-23-2006, 09:36 AM
I must admit I've lost money in business from PMS. I've since learned to just wait decisions out for a few days, when I come to my senses.

But then men suffer from their own version of PMS.
TPS----> Testosterone Poisoning Syndrome!
Symptons are an agressive tone bordering on and including physically aggressive reactions. One being a tendency to handle issues using war as a first move.

Varies depending on hormone levels. Decreases with age, resulting in man boobs. :)

Mellowing in age is thought, by most men, to be due to maturity but in reality is reduction in testosterone poisoning syndrome.

Predarat
05-23-2006, 09:38 AM
I dont think I would think anything about it. It wouldnt bother me a bit.

Iowanian
05-23-2006, 09:39 AM
Welcome to CP. Me JBucc. Woman no fly good. Ugh.


Thank you Tonto...now please go make sure the Horses are watered.

Donger
05-23-2006, 09:51 AM
Are you sure they have to meet the same minumum requirements? Most medical schools/law schools let in the top X minority candidates, whether they meet the minimums or not. Either that or they get "points" just for being a minority candidate, which means they can make it without being otherwise qualified. Are YOU sure that pilots don't have the same thing in place?

I don't think that the FAA makes any any exceptions when it comes to handing out commercial licenses.

Simplex3
05-23-2006, 09:57 AM
I don't think that the FAA makes any any exceptions when it comes to handing out commercial licenses.
Until we verify that I reserve my right to be nervous.

BucEyedPea
05-23-2006, 10:03 AM
I actually just did a search looking for a study that was cited in Congress on debating the issue of female fighter pilots....there were some points about reaction time not being as fast as a males, resulting in death. Can't seem to find it though.

Would any of you consider being a fighter pilot different than being a commercial pilot?

Simplex3
05-23-2006, 10:08 AM
I actually just did a search looking for a study that was cited in Congress on debating the issue of female fighter pilots....there were some points about reaction time not being as fast as a males, resulting in death. Can't seem to find it though.

Would any of you consider being a fighter pilot different than being a commercial pilot?
I prefer my commercial pilot to have been a combat pilot. That way little s**t isn't going to spook them.

Although the smoothest landing I've ever had was by a co-pilot who was brand new to the airline. The captain comes on as we're on approach to tell us all that he has a hotshot new co-pilot fresh from NASA and this is his first commercial flight. He's gonna let him land the plane and show off his skills. He landed that thing so smoothly you weren't even sure it was on the ground yet.

Brock
05-23-2006, 10:10 AM
Would any of you consider being a fighter pilot different than being a commercial pilot?

Uh...quite. Fighter pilots have one of the most physically rigorous jobs in the military. This is why you won't see many women doing it.

Pitt Gorilla
05-23-2006, 10:10 AM
I could care less about the sex of the pilot. However, I have to admit to preferring that the pilot be older, as the age at least implies flying experience.

Simplex3
05-23-2006, 10:28 AM
I could care less about the sex of the pilot. However, I have to admit to preferring that the pilot be older, as the age at least implies flying experience.
It also implies they're closer to that massive coronary episode that all they flying has been preparring them for.

Rain Man
05-23-2006, 10:29 AM
But then men suffer from their own version of PMS.
TPS----> Testosterone Poisoning Syndrome!
Symptons are an agressive tone bordering on and including physically aggressive reactions. One being a tendency to handle issues using war as a first move.



That's not true! No! Screw you! If I ever see you in person, I'm going to beat you up!

ck_IN
05-23-2006, 12:31 PM
Considering how my wife is with directions and driving in general it sends a shiver down my spine! I accept it though. I just tell myself that it's a short flight and the air traffic controllers are probably guys.