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A female pilot received a sexist note from one of her passengers on a WestJet flight from Calgary to Victoria, B.C.
Carey Smith Steacy, who is a Canadian airline pilot, was flying her WestJet plane from Calgary while a passenger was leaving a note on a napkin for the flight attendants to find, reports Yahoo! Shine.
“The cockpit of an airline is no place for a woman,” the note read. “A woman being a mother is the most honor. Not as ‘captain.’ Were (sic) short mothers, not pilots.”
The pilot, a veteran of 17 years in the sky, didn't get furious and lash out, rather she decided to calmly post about the issue on Facebook.
According to Metro News, the pilot posted a Facebook response, which is no longer visible, stating that she is both a mother and a pilot. She also wrote that the passenger, identified as David, has the right to say what he thinks.
“I have heard many comments from people throughout my 17 year career as a pilot,” Steacy reportedly wrote. “Your note is, without a doubt, the funniest.”
Yahoo notes that some of the unfounded fear about female pilots is that somehow during a flight they will go into labor.