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Kanchala Campos-Tortosa flies in the rarefied air of Thai female pilots

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PG 924 from Suvarnabhumi airport to Phuket could have been just another flight if not for the pleasant but firm female voice emanating from the cockpit of the A319 jetliner. 

‘Som‘e look at me admirably, some enviably, but some with a doubtful look questioning the competency of a woman to be a full-fledged captain KANCHALA CAMPOS-TORTOSA Captain, Bangkok Airways

"Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. On behalf of Bangkok Airways and my crew, I would like to welcome you on board," it announced as the aircraft with 100 or so passengers, mostly foreign holidaymakers, prepared for take-off.

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