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how comes there are no women commercial airline pilots?

This is something that i have been wanting to know for a long time and that is how comes there are no women commerical airline pilots. I have done alot of travelling and have taken dozens of flights and on every single one of those flights both the pilots have been men. After all women are equal to men and there isn't anything that they can't do that men can do. There are many women which have skilled jobs such as doctors lawyers engineers physicists etc and there are women serving in the armed forces such as the military and navy and even the airfocre and there are women police officers women paramedics and women fire officers. Those are all skilled jobs but for some reason there are no women working as commercial airline pilots, there have been women pilots i know but none of them have ever worked for a commercial airline. So why is this ?

Asked By: john M - 7/27/2007
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
THERE ARE WOMEN AIRLINE PILOTS! I AM ONE... More
Answered By: Av8trxx - 7/27/2007
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They're are...they hide them because women drivers make men nervous.
Answered By: butrcupps - 7/27/2007
 
well there are a few, but it's rare because the military trains mostly men, and learning to be a pilot is expensive - you have to have lots of time in airplanes which is expensive and no one can usually afford it on their own so it's mostly military training. which is mostly men because the majority of pilots the... More
Answered By: Sufi - 7/27/2007
 
What you need to do, is get your information from a reliable source, not just from personal observation. If you realize that at any given time in the US, there are over 2,000 aircraft in the air, all hours of the day and night, and you might have personally observed one or two in a given day, you knowledge base is... More
Answered By: auditor4u2007 - 7/27/2007
 
You are mistaken there are quite a few. Granted it's a newer development say within the last 20 years or so but female airline pilots do exist. One reason that there are fewer may have to do with the fact that males are drawn to "big iron" more than women, i.e. cars, trains, planes, etc.
Answered By: acydskull - 7/27/2007
 
Calm down, they'll get there.
Answered By: done wrenching - 7/27/2007
 
Just because you haven't seen it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1079097/
Answered By: oklatom - 7/27/2007
 
You're wrong. There are women pilots.
Answered By: murrayc - 7/27/2007
 
Yes, the overwhelming majority of commercial airline pilots are men, but a few women are now entering what is a very... More
Answered By: Robert S - 7/27/2007
 
I have flown on several commercial flights that had female pilots. Never had any problem getting on a flight with one.
Answered By: Mad Jack - 7/27/2007
 
A woman cannot drive a car!! You want them to be in control of JETS that have hundreds of people on them????? U need help my friend
Answered By: Your Hero - 7/27/2007
 
I just got off a NWA flight where both pilot and co-pilot were female pilots. Seniority does limit newer pilots from applying to the bigger and better aircraft...but there are female pilots even there
Answered By: flea - 7/27/2007
 
there are many women pilots out there. Some are in a bigger rank than men. I have seen women captains, co-pilots, flight engineers. Well, they might be an airline transport pilot not a commercial pilot.
Answered By: JJ - 7/27/2007
 
I assure you there are. i personally know two Delta Capt.'s, One gal that flies w/ Soutnwest, and one that flies a 7xx for UPS.
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Answered By: cherokeeflyer - 7/27/2007
 
There are lots of women pilots. In fact, I happened to be on a USAIR (now USAIRWAYS) flight a number of years back when they announced that it was the first all woman flight crew...(was probably a DC9/MD80 crew) in the company history. Just came back on a Northwest flight to CLT that had a woman in the left seat.
Answered By: snaketat - 7/27/2007
 
The first in the countrywhere I live qualified in the early '80s
Answered By: rosie recipe - 7/27/2007
 
lol just because u havent seen them doesnt mean they dont have them.
Answered By: Khoi L - 7/27/2007
 
There are women. I know there are a few women flying Boeings around where I am. It is just that only a small percentage are female at this point in time, and the chances of getting a male flight crew is significantly higher.
Answered By: ZKSUJ - 7/27/2007
 
As a flight attendant, I have worked with a number of female captains and first officers. As someone else said, this is a skill that used to be mainly acquired in the military - thus there were fewer females out there on commercial liners. I suspect the numbers will start to rise significantly over the next couple of... More
Answered By: quicksilver - 7/29/2007
 
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