Flying a JAR 25 aircraft with pax or freight isn't "seat of the pants" flying for obvious reasons (although that is debatable if you have seen the approach into the now closed Kai Tak!). The "punching in a few numbers and waiting for the autopilot" comment is totally unfounded and shows a total lack of respect to the pilots. The autopilot is there to reduce workload and for safety reasons, and is required to be engaged when above certain speeds/altitudes. Those pilots have to manage the aircraft efficiently and safely, and so, cannot hand fly the aircraft at all times. Why would people want to do the job otherwise? That comment was insulting to airline pilots who enjoy their job and wannabes who dream of doing that job. I don't mean to sound harsh in this post, but your comments were unfair. Flying JAR 25 multi-crew ops is a very demanding job.
If that were the case why not get idiots to do the job, sounds like something they could manage without any training, punch a few numbers sounds very easy, that is untill you lose an engine and cabin pressure at the same time and your at FL370 over the North Atlantic. Thats the point where flyingsky looks for the button to punch to deal with that situation.In fairness there are times when the workload is a little less and you can relax a bit and manage the various systems but in a heatbeat that can change.Many airline pilots like to fly light singles when they get the chance because of the freedom and fun of it, its what most of them learned to fly for but that doesn't pay the bills, airlines do.
Sexypilot18 nearly every establishment in this day and age offer equal rights to men and women this includes the Air Corps. From reading your other post it sounds like you want an easy route into aviation when there isn't one.If you do happen to find one let us know.
their official name is The Irish Air Corps.
Back to the original question, I've heard horror stories about women joining the Air Corps, they only have two female pilots and by all accounts they're built like men, (no offence intended). One girl I know who joined left after three weeks. they had no uniform to fit her, she had to wear a male flight suit, there are very few facilities for women at Baldonnel. on her first day at Baldonnel she was brought to a room about 60foot long and 20foot wide with 1 bed in it and told "wait here, someone will come and get you" 4 hours later someone did come, only to tell her "jasus we forgot all about you". This girl met all the physical requirements, including height but in reality she still needed 2 cushions when flying anything they put her in, couple that with having to wear a male flight suit which was two sizes too big for her and this made for some very uncomfortable flying.
But all that said, go for it, never mind what other narrow minded people say, especially when they get personal (w***ers). E-mail me if you want me to put you in touch with someone who will give you first hand accounts of life at Baldonnel.
By the way I almost forgot, Flyer 1 maybe you should take up kniting or sewing, your attitiude is perhaps better suited to those rather than flying.
your speaking about attitudes to flyer 1 when you come here and post that rubbish
I really don't think you would say the female aircorp pilots were built like men if you were to meet them. Most girls would love to have a figure like they have, size 8 to 10 with curves, i dont know many men built like that.
If we all took things as seriously as you this world would be a dismal place.
If you dont like the way I express my opinions then I suggest you choose to ignore reading my posts. ohh and by the way. I've been actively involved in aviation for as long as I can remember. And yet you're the first person to have any problems with me. Pity that, isn't it.
tom in weston wrote:Flyer 1 you seem to have alot to say about other people, you've criticised me before on this forum, check your facts before opening that massive mouth of yours.
Just because a fellow poster criticises or disagrees with an opinion expressed is no need to go firing insults at a them now is it?
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