When Fighter Pilots Cry - Women and the End of Vertical Ambition


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She was crying. It happens, and I knew that the best thing to say was nothing at all. 'Fuck! My eyes just leak, I don't know why they do it, I'm so sorry!' she stuttered. Women always apologise and female pilots are no different. It’s a flaw they have that I suspect is borne out of living in a male dominated and patriarchal society that has yet to recognise them as equal. She was crying because I had failed her flight. I’d failed her flight because she was unsafe. But, as I told her, 'We've all been unsafe at some point in our training, we just needed further guidance.’ A simple re-fly would do it.


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