Two Black Women Made Delta Airlines History

Two black women flew a mainline flight in the cockpit together in the first time in Delta Airlines history

For the first time in Delta AirLines history, two black female pilots—including the company’s first black female captain—flew a mainline flight in the cockpit together.

When Atlanta-based First Officer Dawn Cook learned that Detroit-based Capt. Stephanie Johnson was planning to fly out of Detroit on Sunday, Feb. 26, she reached out to Johnson to plan the historic flight, according to the Delta News Hub.


The historic flight marked a sweet end to “Delta’s Very Own Heroes” series, a company campaign during Black History Month highlighting employees who have made their mark as African-American pioneers.

The first spotlight in the Atlanta-based company series was on Johnson as Delta Airline’s first black female captain.

It’s good to see black women achieving spot that many think is only for white men. Black people can do everything and do it excellent.


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