A Canadian airline pilot with 17 years of experience recently received a blunt and critical letter from a distraught passenger. But the issue was not the pilot’s flying style, penchant for finding mid-air turbulence or poor bedside manner.
The issue at hand was the WestJet pilot’s ovaries, and the fact that Carey Steacy was not at home doting on her husband's children. Where, apparently, all women are supposed to be.
"The cockpit of an airliner is no place for a woman,” reads a letter written on a napkin left aboard a Calgary flight to Victoria, B.C., obtained by Metro News. "A woman being a mother is the most honor. Not as 'captain.' Were (sic) short on mothers, not pilots WestJet."
The letter further contained reference to a biblical verse and concludes, “In the end, this is all mere vanity.”
The author further said he wished WestJet would warn their passengers when a "fair lady" was at the helm so they would have the chance to book another flight.
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