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