This is Amfortas’s first post on his ownsome – pleased to have him onboard.
Why are so few Pilots, women?
A Pilot’s life is glamorous, isn’t it? Highly paid? High Status?
Women complain that it is a ‘boy’s club’ and they are excluded.
The 747 Captain sits in a place where the roof bulges up to make room for him to sit on his wallet.
But most airline work is ‘short-haul’. Regional. Norwich to Amsterdam; to Northumberland; to Bangor. From Buffalo to some tiny place in the tundra.
But some women do the hard yards, as the men do.
They work. They don’t moan.
Mind you, they face just the same conditions, as this famous ‘wing touch’ vid shows. It took a few years before the pilot was identified as a woman. A man might have done just the same, but most pilots would have hit the throttle and gone around at 300 ft.
Still, as they say, there are old pilots and bold pilots, but no old, bold pilots.