News East West
TORONTO: A Canadian male chauvinist, who boarded a WestJet flight from Calgary to Victoria couldn’t imagine that a female pilot will be flying the flight had boarded.
When this male chauvinist – identifying himself as `David’ in seat number 12E on Flight No 463 – saw the female pilot named Carey Smith Steacy manning the flight, he wrote on the flight napkin:
The cockpit of airliner is no place for a woman. A woman being a mother is the most honor, not as captain. We are short mothers, not pilots WestJet. Proverbs 31.
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.
Respectfully in love,
Now that is an affront the woman pilot who is a veteran of 17 years in the skies. She said she shocked by the man’s message.
“I respectfully disagree with your opinion that the cockpit (we now call it the flight deck as no cocks are required) is no place for a lady. In fact, there are no places that are not ladies anymore,’’ she wrote in her Facebook response.
The woman pilot told Metro, “I just couldn’t believe there are still people in this country who think like that. It just shocked me.’’
WestJet is Canada’s biggest private airline.