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04-01-2009, 07:50 PM
Is this about too many commercials on TV? Nope. Actually, we have not watched TV in months and its been really peacefull around here because of it. But even though that would be an interesting thing to blog about, I'm really thinking more about the kind of landings the airlines have been making lately.

I fly quite a bit for work. If the company would buy me my own plane then I would be in heaven, but...

Many of the airlines have women pilots now and I have noticed, (mostly because I've been keeping track) that the ladies are outflying the men. The routes are established and the takeoffs and everything are pretty much standard. But the big difference comes in at the last few feet of the flight. The women are coming much more smoothly, even in windy conditions, and the landings themselves are substantially smoother. It seems as though the men get 3 or 4 feet from the tarmac and then just cut the power and drop us down on the pavement. The ladies add a touch of finesse and we gently kiss the tarmac instead of slamming into it.

Now don't go thinking that all the men fly like that, because they don't. But the majority of women do. Maybe its the 'kinder gentler' part of a woman that drives her to make the landing as carressingly smooth as possible.

Maybe the guys need some of that attitude....

Please post any response in my blog since this thread is going to have a really bumpy landing.

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04-01-2009, 08:48 PM
Give me a break dude... Yeah right...

04-01-2009, 10:51 PM
Unless it is an all female crew, how do you know which one did the landing?

04-02-2009, 02:21 AM
I see some egos flaming here. ;)

I know all the crews and they are all male or all female with the exception of one. And then I always ask who flew the landing. Its Go Airlines, CRJ-200s by the way...

Your landings may vary but here in Hawaii.... :D

David Withers
04-02-2009, 03:05 AM
and then every 28 days the women make really angry landings.

04-02-2009, 05:00 AM
That could be David. Thankfully I've not had the pleasure of those flights.

I will admit that my data is skewed. Its only from the flights I actually ride on. Which is about 6 to 8 a month.

04-02-2009, 06:40 AM
and then every 28 days the women make really angry landings.

I feel sorry for ATC on the 28th!

04-02-2009, 07:27 AM
Every pilot has his\her share of good and not so good landings. I dont think there is a way of telling who is better. It is proven though that men and women act very differently in stressfull situations. I mean anyone can land a CAT III with autopilot engaged to the minimum. The question arises once one is in a stressfull situation such as engine failure and or abnormal who will perfrom better. Every pilot has his\her own touch to flying. As long as they can switch off the seat belt signs at the gate at the end of the flight everything is ok. Everyone can have and should have their own opinion . Same question goes to who is a better driver and or who can cook better. All in aspects of ones own opinion and or status. I would sit in a cockpit with a women anyday. As the training and testings are 100% the same. (just not on that 28th day perhaps =)

just my 10 cents worth.
Enjoy and happy landings

David Withers
04-03-2009, 05:00 AM
now..this is true.

cave women had to watch the kids, watch for other hunters wanting to try shag em, watch for lions and stuff trying to eat the kids, find some yams for dinner keep the fire going, make clothes, and make dinner all at the one time.

cave men were interested in chasing one beast at a time. finding it, chasing it, killing it.(or shagging at night)

these traits are instilled in us from 4 million years of being cavemen. we still are what we are today. we are no different to being cave men. don't let anyone tell you different.

(4 million years also gave us our ability to not get cancer from breathing naturally occurring stuff in the air, dust etc..petrochemicals and plastics on the other hand...)

now....i know my missus can listen to me and watch tv or read at the same time. but i cant.

one thing thrown at me at time to me is fine.

two things feel like five.

three things feel like ten

so.....air traffic control and on finals and some cross wind and its night time and landing checks and actually flying the plane...not really a mans thing.

women can handle more problems at once...but do they have the spacial awareness and practical sense/ mechanical thinking to be better than us?

one thing i do know is that women are employed over men to drive those massive mining tip trucks and d-9, d-11 dozers....it seems they look after the equipment better than men.

do i think men or women are better at landings?

maybe women feel like they have to try harder because its a mans world?

final answer.....most pilots say you can teach your mom to land a plane well in a day.