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.”
"I have heard many comments from people throughout my 17 year career as a pilot," Steacy wrote. "Most of them positive. Your note is, without a doubt, the funniest … 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."