Passenger slams female WestJet pilot

A note left on a napkin for a female WestJet pilot is pictured in this undated photo. The man was...

A note left on a napkin for a female WestJet pilot is pictured in this undated photo. The man was travelling on a Calgary to Victoria flight piloted by Capt. Carey Steacy. (Handout/QMI Agency)

Bill Kaufmann, Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 6:40 PM ET

CALGARY — A female WestJet pilot has responded to a male passenger who left her a sexist note stating “the cockpit of an airline is no place for a woman.”

The man was travelling on a Calgary to Victoria flight piloted by Capt. Carey Steacy. Upon arrival he left the note, written on a napkin, on his seat saying he’d rather not fly with a woman at the controls.

“I wish WestJet could tell me a fair lady is at the helm so I can book another flight!” wrote the man who identified himself as David in 12E.

“The cockpit of an airline is no place for a woman ... Were (sic) short mothers not pilots WestJet.”

The 17-year pilot — and mother of two — posted the note on Facebook with her response to “David.”


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