I was waiting in line to board the aircraft along with the fellow passengers. But I suddenly realized that all other passengers were gazing at someone. It was the pilot of the aircraft who was walking towards the plane — and a woman pilot. It seemed she was used to the looks of passengers who had suddenly stopped speaking among themselves, as if under a spell. They looked at her with a mix of apprehension, curiosity and awe as she stepped into the cockpit. And suddenly the spell was broken. I heard many people talking about whether women pilots were better? Opinions were divided. Some claimed women pilots were likely to be more skilled. Several others were skeptical about women flying aircrafts. But no matter what you say or feel, I thought to myself, flying is foremost associated with magnificence, no matter who is flying, a man or a woman. And it’s about technology and it doesn’t matter who is more skilled at operating it. Who knows if Robots will start flying planes...
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