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A nasty note left for a commercial airline captain shows just how sexist and rude a particular passenger was on a recent flight.

Written on the back of a napkin the note reads, "To Capt. / WestJet. The cockpit of airlier [sic] is no place for a woman. A woman being a mother is the most honor not as "captain" Proverbs 31 (Sorry not P.C.) P.S. I wish WestJet could tell me a fair lady is at the helm so I can book another flight! Were [sic] short mothers not pilots Westjet." On the back, "not impressed" and he signed it "Respectfully in love, David."

The note was left for WestJet Captain Carey Steacy who posted a picture of it on Facebook along with a message for David.@

"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."

Capt. Steacy's message went on say, "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." The note and picture of the beverage napkin have since been removed.

According to Steacy and other passengers and crew, David questioned flight attendants on whether or not Steacy had enough flight hours to be a pilot.

WestJet also released a statement as the story went viral on social media, "we are enormously proud of the professionalism, skills and expertise of our pilots and we were disappointed to see this note."

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