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These Two Pilots Just Made Flight History As the First Two Black Females in the Cockpit

Captain Stephanie Johnson, Northwestern Airline's first African-American female pilot in 1997, just made history again with co-pilot, First Officer Dawn Cook. The two made American aviation history as the first two black female pilots in the cockpit of a commercial Delta flight. Read More »

WASP Elaine Harmon Will Finally Be Buried at Arlington

Early this year, President Barack Obama signed legislation to allow the cremated remains of Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) during World War II to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery — the hallowed burial place typically reserved for those who worked for the U.S. armed forces. Read More »

Congress Just Approved Arlington Burials for Female WWII Pilots

Congress just passed legislation to allow the cremated remains of Women Airforce Service Pilots during World War II to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery — the hallowed burial place typically reserved for those who worked for the U.S. armed forces. Read More »

Never-Before-Seen Footage of Amelia Earhart Emerges

Film footage revealing the final moments before Amelia Earhart's disappearance that had been lost since 1937 was recently recovered and published, CNN reports. Read More »