A passenger who left the pilot a message on a napkin managed to turn the calendar back about 50 years with his sexist message. Apparently he wasn’t brave enough to stand by his opinion as he left the napkin on a seat and signed the note only as “David.” The pilot on the other hand, addressed his sexist comments for all to see today on her Facebook page, according to News Max on March 6.
The note was not at all vulgar and it actually had a nice tone to it, it was the content that was out of whack. The note said:
"The cockpit of airline is no place for a woman," the note read on two napkins. "A woman (being) a mother is the most honor. Not as 'captain.' . . . 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."
The writer also added, "(sorry, not p.c.),” which stands for political correctness. This was probably the only thing that the majority of the people would agree with in this note, the writer was not politically correct!
The pilot addressed that note on Facebook today after letting the words sink in that the “cockpit is no place for a woman.” The pilot has seventeen years of flying under her belt and she is very proud of her record as a veteran pilot, as she should be.
Instead of thanking pilot Carey Steacy for getting the passengers to their destination safely, the writer of this note saw fit to chastise the pilot. The note was found on WestJet’s flight 463 which departed Sunday from Calgary and landed in Victoria, British Columbia.
Steacy wrote on her Facebook page an open letter to the writer of the note:
"It was my pleasure flying you safely to your destination," Steacy wrote. "Thank you for the note you discreetly left me on your seat. You made sure to ask the flight attendants before we left if I had enough hours to be the Captain so safety is important to you, too. I have heard many comments from people throughout my 17 year career as a pilot. Most of them positive. Your note is, without a doubt, the funniest. It was a joke, right? RIGHT?? I thought, not. You were more than welcome to deplane when you heard I was a 'fair lady.' You have that right. Funny, we all, us humans, have the same rights in this great free country of ours. Now, back to my most important role, being a mother."
Steacy said that one of the hardest parts about reading this note is that she was shocked that someone out there still feels like this today. WestJet spokesperson Robert Palmer found the note “disappointing.”