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Meet 2 black female pilots fly a plane together for the first time (photos)

Meet 2 black female pilots fly a plane together for the first time (photos)

- Two black female pilots have flown a plane together for the first time

- One of them is also the first female black captain for Delta Airlines

- The two pilots celebrated the historic achievement with a fist bump in the cockpit

Two black female pilots have made history by flying a plane together for the first time ever. The two made the landmark achievement by flying a Delta Airlines flight out of Detroit.

Historic! 2 black female pilots fly a plane together for the FIRST time (photos)

First Officer Dawn Cook (right) and co-pilot Stephanie Johnson

First Officer Dawn Cook and her co-pilot Stephanie Johnson celebrated the historic moment with a fist bump in the cockpit.

Stephanie Johnson also became the first black female captain of a Delta Airways flight, boosting the symbolism of the achievement.

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Historic! 2 black female pilots fly a plane together for the FIRST time (photos)

The two celebrated the historic landmark with a simple fist bump in the cockpit

Johnson is no stranger to being a trailblazer in her own right, having been the first female black pilot for Northwest Airlines in 1997.

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In an interview with Delta News Hub, Johnson said: "I feel a great sense of responsibility to be a positive role model. There are so few women in this profession and too many women who still don’t think of it as a career option."

Historic! 2 black female pilots fly a plane together for the FIRST time (photos)

The two posed for a selfie

She urged more black women to venture into a career in flying, noting that it is a fulfilling and thrilling career that is worth the hard work.

See the following video for more on this story.

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