By Roadtrip Nation

ASA Flight Crew 5202


My road in life has been direct.
On February 12, 2009, Rachelle Jones, Stephanie Grant, Diana Galloway, and Robin Rogers became the first all female African-American flight crew.
Flight crews are chosen at random, but never in history was a crew made up exclusively of African-American women.
Each woman took a unique path to a career in aviation: Grant was originally in the military, Jones worked at a ticket gate, Rogers ran a daycare center.
Grant loves the sense of purpose she gets from flying: "each flight is like a mission" and "at the end, you've helped someone."
Until Rogers met an African-American male flight attendant, she didn't even realize it was a profession she could enter.
Jones was one of only 10 African-American female flight captains in the country.
Galloway hopes to show her granddaughter, "you don't have to be a maid in the hotel; you can run that hotel."
Still consider aviation a male-dominated, white-dominated industry, but feel proud they've set an example for young black women, children.


First All Female, African-American Flight Crew

We're the first all female African American flight crew.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
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Helping People

Interviewed By

Atlanta - Outer Banks

Atlanta - Outer Banks

In Atlanta, Ga., wrapping up their last series of interviews, the Roadtrippers meet the first all-female, all-African American flight crew to operate a commercial jet in the U.S to learn how they got to where they are. Then the team talks with Penny Brown Reynolds, a judge and ordained minister, where they are energized by her story of perseverance and determination. Afterward, the friends travel to Outer Banks, N.C., where they share their final thoughts on what they learned about themselves and their futures before ending their journey of self-discovery together.