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Originally Posted by theworld
My flight from Jersey was the first time I've ever experienced being captained / piloted by one of the fairer sex (and I should point out, nothing at all wrong with that).
Was just wondering does anyone know how many female pilots / captains BA has?
Funny you should ask this because I was wondering this myself just yesterday, while being flown from TLV to LHR by a female pilot for the 3rd time on the route in 2 weeks!
I was flown by a female pilot from Manchester to Edinburgh on Monday evening. I guess it must be at least 10%.
Its actually around 5%.
I had a female captain on BA back from Singapore in May on the 744. For those who can remember a BBC programme that followed a 747 from London to Sydney (via Bangkok) back in the late 80's/early 90's (think it was called airline) Well, the lowly first officer who had 2 stripes who took over for the cruise and was interviewed about female pilots now has 4 stripes
Also had a numerous female F/O on BA on the 744, A319 and 737.
Reminds me of the (male) pilot on my last flight who, explaining why we were stopped awaiting someone to guide us the final yards to the remote stand, said "and if you've seen me trying to park my BMW, you'll know why"