Posted by: Khepera | Tuesday, 3 March 2009

First All African American Female Crew to Operate a Commercial Jet Revenue Flight

For those who may not have heard of this, another significant aviation milestone has been passed.  While it may not have engendered much fanfare in the general media, it did not pass completely without notice.  Our salute and proud recognition should go out to the entire crew: airline captain Rachelle Jones, first officer Stephanie Grant, and flight attendants Diana Galloway and Robin Rogers.

Capt. Stephanie Jones & Rachelle Robins

Capt. Stephanie Jones & Rachelle Robins

Here is the entire crew.

Full All AA female crew shot

There is a CNN news report video available on YouTube:

It was, after all, February 12th, yet there was not a lot of buzz…unless it just slipped by me.  In any case, here is the info, with some links below.  Make sure you tell some young Black woman or girl about this the next time you encounter one….to say nothing of your children.

If we do not celebrate ourselves, there will be nothing for those coming after to remember…

For more info:




  1. Outstanding.

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