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Atlantic Southeast Airlines flights 5202 (Atlanta to Nashville) and 5106 (Nashville to Atlanta) became the first commercial jet revenue flights to be operated by an all-female all-African-American crew, on February 12. Captain Rachelle Jones and First Officer Stephanie Brown Grant piloted the Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-700 with Flight Attendants Robin Rogers and Diana Galloway taking care of the passengers on both flights. Captain Jones completed her upgrade training during April 2008 and became the first African-American female captain at Atlantic Southeast. Atlantic Southeast Airlines, part of the Delta Connection, is owned by SkyWest, Inc.

Posted By: Rhomie L. Heck III
Tuesday, March 3rd 2009 at 6:55AM

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I am so happy to see African-American female on airlines, my granddaughter wants to be in this field of work, it's so inspiring to my granddaughter. Doris from: East St. Louis, Ill. where they say nothing good comes out of this all black community. But the story that I have read me and my grand-daughter feel better about her career, and that she can acheive any thing she wants to be. Thanks for what you ladies have done, it has really helped my grand-daughter get a better idea, of what it takes to have this career.
Thursday, March 12th 2009 at 2:02PM
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I'm going to sue based on discrimination
Friday, March 13th 2009 at 1:50PM
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Hi My name is Bernard I love toread about my people I love to read Black history books
Wednesday, November 11th 2009 at 1:56PM
Bernard Ingram
To Guest Visitor,
I believe that the airline uses a computer program to schedule its employees and that they are not selected by a human. These four women most likely just happened to be scheduled for these two flights. I don't think this history-making event was set up or contrived.
Wednesday, November 11th 2009 at 7:16PM
Rhomie L. Heck III
IT DOES NOT MATTER IF IT WAS SCHEDULED OR NOT THAT FACT THAT IT HAPPEN IS GOOD. IT GIVES GOOD EXAMPLES TO OUR YOUTH. BE POSSITIVE.
Thursday, January 14th 2010 at 11:12AM
TOMEKA THOMAS
I love it, whether you're exploring your neighborhood or the far reaches of the globe keep on going ladies. You know traveling is more than getting from Point A to Point B. It's having the ability to chose the best route see they found it.
Saturday, January 16th 2010 at 1:27PM
Vance Davis
In response to questions about the date this occured, it took place on Feb. 12, 2009, a little over a year ago.
Wednesday, February 17th 2010 at 7:50PM
Rhomie L. Heck III
Thumbs up to these sisters!
Tuesday, December 14th 2010 at 2:17AM
Renita Haamid-dukes
AMEN, TO THIS WONDERFUL AND INSPIRATIONAL BLESSING. YOU LADIES ROCK
Saturday, January 15th 2011 at 7:26PM
Risa Lott
Congrads, my belove Sister's. God has allowed you to be John the Baptist for all other young ladies who has the the desire and dream, to fly planes. I am so very proud of you.
Wednesday, February 23rd 2011 at 9:46AM
donald wesson
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