This pilot used Twitter as her medium to express a disheartening accumulation of unrest and anger on her part, resulting from different levels of equally infuriating sexism from her passengers because she's a female pilot.
Everything was going fine on an International flight traveling from Tel Aviv to Toronto, until the plane's pilot recognized a heating malfunction in the cargo bay. Normally the pilot would have stayed the course, but this one knew a French bulldog was along for the ride.
So at great financial and time expense, the pilot decided to drastically change direction for the sake of the pup.
The seven-year-old French bulldog named Simba was taking its first flight when the pilot noticed the problem just as the plane was about to head over the Atlantic Ocean, where temperatures plummet.
With the dog's well-being in peril the pilot decided to land the plane in Frankfurt, Germany.
The dog's owner was more than grateful.
"It's my dog, it's like my child. It's everything to me," he said after they were reunited at Pearson Airport.
Aviation expert Phyl Durby said the pilot made the right call, despite tacking on about $10,000 in fuel costs and delaying the flight by 75 minutes.
Though the dog is named, the hero pilot was not identified. He could be anywhere out there, blending in with the rest of humanity. Ready to reemerge when he senses another French bulldog in turmoil.
Jessica Cox, an extremely accomplished woman despite being born without arms, was promoting the documentary made about her life when she met a special fan.
According to The Mighty:
During the premiere of the film at EEA AirVenture, an airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Cox met RE, a very special little girl who also doesn't have arms. The two shared a moving embrace.
RE was also born without arms, and her mother drove six hours to get her daughter there to see Cox, according to another post on the page.
Cox and RE got to spend some personal time together chatting and hanging out. RE even got an autographed poster for Cox's film.
Here's more of the two of them interacting:
Upon hearing that his flight was being led by a woman, a passenger left this note for pilot Carey Smith Steacy. She posted photos of the note to her Facebook page, along with this response:
To @David in 12E on my flight #463 from Calgary to Victoria today. It was my pleasure flying you safely to your destination. Thank you for the note you discreetly left me on your seat. You made sure to ask the flight attendants before we left if I had enough hours to be the Captain so safety is important to you, too. I respectfully disagree with your opinion that the "cockpit" (we now call it the flight deck as no cocks are required) is no place for a lady. In fact, there are no places that are not for ladies anymore. I have heard many comments from people throughout my 17 year career as a pilot. Most of them positive. Your note is, without a doubt, the funniest. It was a joke, right? RIGHT?? I thought, not. You were more than welcome to deplane when you heard I was a "fair lady." You have that right. Funny, 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.
Helicopter pilot Dan Clark out of Oregon says 'tis the season to get the job done when it comes to bringing you that festive, evergreen centerpiece in your living room this time of year. Just like Santa delivering toys, nothing seems to stop Dan from getting those trees harvested on time!