FEMALE PILOTS MAKE HISTORY

Female Pilots

FEMALE FIRSTS

1973 - American Airlines is the first major airline to hire a female pilot – Bonnie Tiburzi.

1986 - American Airlines Pilot Beverley Bass becomes the first female captain for a major airline.

1987 - The first ever all female flight crew staffed American Airlines Flight 417.

1999 - The first female pilot hired becomes the first female pilot to retire from a major airline. Capt. Bonnie Tiburzi retires after 26 years of service.

2002 - Capt. Esther Horn becomes the first female pilot ever to retire from American Airlines at age 60.

TOTAL FEMALE PILOTS AT AMERICAN AIRLINES

(As of December 2011)

Total number of pilots – Approximately 8,200 (excluding those on Military Leave - 7,917)

Total female pilots – 314 (308)

Total number of captains – 3,559

Total female captains – 54

FEMALE PILOTS IN THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY

(U.S. commercial airline pilots only as of December 2010)

Total number of U.S. commercial pilots – More than 123,705

Total number of female U.S. commercial pilots – Approximately 8,175

 

Revised January 2011
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