Women pilots are few and far in between. But as far as Black women at the helm of an aircraft’s control wheel? Forget it.
Pilots Dawn Cook and Stephanie Johnson made history for Delta Air Lines last weekend. With Capt. Stephanie Johnson and First Office Dawn Cook at the helm of an Airbus A320 flying from Detroit to Las Vegas on Sunday (Feb. 26), the duo became the first African American women to make up the cockpit crew on one of Delta’s “mainline” flights.
The flight occurred at the end of “Delta’s Very Own Heroes,” a month-long series in February spotlighting African-American pioneers. Johnson, Delta’s first African-American female captain, was one of its featured employees.
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