Passenger note: Women shouldn't be pilots

Female pilot shares 'offensive' note on Facebook

VANCOUVER, Canada - Carey Steacy, a WestJet pilot, is taking an offensive note and trying to turn it into an inspiration for young women.

Following a flight from Calgary to Victoria, flight attendents found a message left on a napkin on a passenger's seat.

The note read, "The cockpit is no place for a woman. A woman being a mother is the most honor." The writer goes on to say, "I wish WestJet would tell me a fair lady is at the helm so I could book another flight."

Steacy says when she was given the note, she was stunned.

"The flight attendants were all ladies and all of us had our mouths open in shock," Steacy told CTV. "We really didn't know what to say. I also had a gentleman flying with me and he felt he same way."

Steacy decided to take a picture of the note and put it on her Facebook page.

"I haven't read one thing that's not supportive," Steacy said. "Hopefully it inspires people. That's my biggest hope."

"I just hope that mindset would change like it has in a lot of professions."

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