Female WestJet pilot responds to sexist note on Facebook

By Alyssa Ladzinski,
WestJet passenger leaves a sexist note on a napkin for the female pilot

A female WestJet pilot took to Facebook after receiving a sexist noted from a passenger.

On a flight from Calgary to Victoria, WestJet Pilot Carey Steacy received a nasty note on a napkin signed by “David in 12E.”

The note stated that the “cockpit is no place for a woman” and “I wish WestJet could tell me a fair lady is at the helm so I can book another flight!” according to KDVR.

The passenger also reportedly asked a flight attendant about the amount of hours Steacy had under her belt, but the 17-year veteran pilot has plenty.

She decided to take the matter to Facebook by saying “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,” She continued to say, “You were more than welcome to deplane when you heard I was a ‘fair lady’…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,” as reported by CBC News.

WestJet has 1,118 male pilots and 58 female pilots — all with a plethora of talent within their jobs.

A WestJet official stated on Tuesday that all of their employed pilots are appreciated no matter what gender they identify with. David’s note was disappointing but did not shatter Steacy’s spirit.



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