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1st US Navy black female pilot

Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:28 pm

CONGRATULATIONS TO HER !! :couple: :candle:

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Honestly, if someone had asked me when the was the US Navy's first black female pilot, I would have guessed 90s or 2000s. Had no clue it would be 2020. Took this long, eh?

What about the Air Force?






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Re: 1st US Navy black female pilot

Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:34 pm

Good for her. I hope she has a long and successful career.
 
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Re: 1st US Navy black female pilot

Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:11 pm

Agreed, awesome achievement! That being said, is she the first female African American Naval Aviator or the first female African American fighter pilot in the Navy? Very accomplished young lady thus far, also a graduate of the USNA.
 
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Re: 1st US Navy black female pilot

Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:11 pm

It must feel so good to get the wings. Good luck on a Great Career.
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Re: 1st US Navy black female pilot

Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:02 pm

727LOVER wrote:
CONGRATULATIONS TO HER !! :couple: :candle:


Honestly, if someone had asked me when the was the US Navy's first black female pilot, I would have guessed 90s or 2000s. Had no clue it would be 2020. Took this long, eh?

What about the Air Force?

https://www.yahoo.com/now/madeline-sweg ... ories.html


One correction, she is the Navy's first fighter pilot.

Brenda Robinson, who earned her wings in 1980, became the first African American female graduate from the Navy's Aviation Officer Candidate School, according to the nonprofit organization Women in Aviation.
 
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Re: 1st US Navy black female pilot

Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:38 pm

It is a shame that we still celebrate 'firsts' for women and Persons of Color that should have happened decades or a century ago.

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