ASA Flight Crew's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Here, There and Everywhere

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Atlanta, GA

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 8

  • ON DVD:

    Roadtrip Nation: Season 8

ASA FLIGHT CREW 5202

First All Female, African-American Flight Crew

“This is a generation where all doors are open; there are no excuses anymore.”

INTERESTS:

Travel

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Culture Fulfillment Opportunity Inspiration Exploration Beliefs & Faith Risk Pressure Dedication Hard Work Regrets Honesty Perseverance Societal Pressures

TAGS:

army, aviation, barriers, captain, civil rights movement, Delta Airlines, female, flight, Flight Attendant, helping people, history, impact, limitations, military, mission, Pilot, positivity, stereotype, trying different things, women

BIOGRAPHY:

It was just by random chance, organized by a computer system, that one day in 2009 Rachelle Jones, Stephanie Grant, Diana Galloway, and Robin Rogers made history. It just so happened that all four women were the first all female, African-American flight crew to operate a jet in the U.S. Rachelle is just one of 10 female, African American pilots in the U.S. She had been in the aviation industry since she was 18 years old—her first job as a gate agent for eight years. Stephanie Grant was a nail technician before becoming a first officer. And Robin Rogers operated a day care center before becoming a flight attendant. Who would have known that these four women would make history together that day?

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