All-black Female Flight Crew Honors Bessie Coleman

DALLAS – For the first time in the history of American Airlines (AA), all of the crew involved on flight AA372, from the ramp to the gate to the cockpit and cabin, were Black women.

Bessie Coleman. Image: National Women’s History Museum

Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to obtain a pilot’s license, was honored on the AA flight from Phoenix to Dallas to mark her 100th birthday.

Because flying wasn’t an option in the United States, Coleman had to learn to fly in France. She later rose to fame as a stunt pilot before passing read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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