A chauvinist passenger sent a female pilot a message showing his true colors. The incident occurred on the Canadian airline, WestJet. The Blaze reported March 5 that WestJet Capt. Carey Smith Steacy posted an image of the letter on Facebook and had a message of her own directed at the man who wrote it.
“The cockpit of an airline is no place for a woman,” the passenger wrote to the pilot in his message.
“A woman being a mother is the most honor, not as ‘captain.’ Proverbs 31. Sorry not PC,” the note read. “We’re short mothers, not pilots WestJet," it continued.
“P.S. I wish WestJet could tell me a fair lady is at the helm so I can book another flight!”
At the end of the letter, the writer ended it with, "Respectfully in love, David," and added, “not impressed.”
How did Capt. Steacy react to the shocking note?
“I respectfully disagree with your opinion that the ‘cockpit,’ (we now call it the flight deck as no c**ks are required), is no place for a lady. In fact, there are no places that are not for ladies anymore.”
Steacy said the note she found Sunday mad her "feel sad.”
Steacy is amazed that type of chauvinism still exists. She felt she was just as entitled to express her opinion as the passenger was his.
“You were more than welcome to deplane when you heard I was a ‘fair lady,’” Steacy wrote on Facebook “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.”
“I have two beautiful children, it is the highest honor,” Steacy told a Vancouver news channel.
WestJet has not commented on the passenger pilot message, but did say that they have 1,118 male pilots and 58 female pilots with their airline.
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