✈️ Does a uniform change the way a person see you? I can tell you it does! Both for the better and the worse.
Walking with my uniform I often hear people whisper, ‘is she really a pilot?’ I’m not sure a lot of men hear that...
In our work we have to be very professional. To bring passengers safely from A to B. We have to know our systems, our procedures, we have to be able to multitask and so much more. People say; ‘but the autopilot does all the work’. And that is true to some extent. But who tells the auto pilot what to do? We do, the pilots. Who lands the aircrafts manually in heavy rain or snow? We do. Who takes hundreds of decisions during a working day? We do. Who trains over and over again to deal with all different kind of failures to bring you safely down to the ground? We do, the pilots. Who studies weather and makes fuel calculations before every flight? We do.
I can’t even begin to describe how much we need to know in our occupation. The reading and learning never ends. Every six months we are being tested in the simulator. We have to do theoretical exams. This is the exact same for men and women. This is called being a pilot. Doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman.
Now we are 6% female pilots in the world. So yes I do understand people reacting when they see a female pilot.
So this is to all my amazing #femalepilot friends! Keep up the good work! We are intelligent and we are pilots! We are not just pretty faces. We are pilots!! You all amaze me everyday!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
📸 By: @johsara ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖⠀⠀
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