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Please check  8 female captains all around the world!

CAPTAIN AMSALE GUALU ENDEGNANEW - Sky Today

CAPTAIN AMSALE GUALU ENDEGNANEW – Sky Today

FIRST FEMALE CAPTAIN OF ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES,
CAPTAIN AMSALE GUALU ENDEGNANEW
Captain Amsale joined Ethiopian Airlines Pilot Training School on July 10, 2000 and started her career as first officer on November 26, 2002. Since then, she has trained and worked on Fokker-50, 757 and 767 aircraft as first officer. Captain Amsale has been able to complete successfully all the necessary training requirements and passed through rigorous checks to gain her four stripes. She has a total of 4475 flight hours under her belt when she becomes the commander-in-chief of her flight.
Ato Tewolde G. Mariam, Designate Chief Executive Officer of the airline, families and friends of Captain Amsale warmly welcomed her at the Addis Ababa International Airport on her return flight from Axum. During the occasion, Ato Tewolde said, “We congratulate Captain Amsale on her outstanding achievement. Captain Amsale deserves the recognition as she has demonstrated tremendous dedication to reach the pinnacle.”
In her brief statement to the audience of staff, friends and family members Captain Amsale said, “It is a great privilege to become the first female captain of the national carrier. I have been trained and passed through various ladders at Ethiopian Airlines. The company has been very supportive of my efforts to realize my vision of becoming a captain.”
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CAPTAIN ANUSHA  SIRIRATNE - Sky Today

CAPTAIN ANUSHA SIRIRATNE – Sky Today`

ANUSHA  SIRIRATNE  IS A SRI LANKAN  AIRLINES  FEMALE  CAPTAIN

`It doesn`t make a difference whether you are a man or a woman when flying,` the statement quoted Siriratne as saying.
`The circumstances don`t change, the weather is the same, and the aircraft doesn`t know the difference!`
Siriratne said women have lagged behind in the field of aviation in Sri Lanka, in comparison to the rest of the world.
`Even in neighbouring countries such as India, women have been airline Captains for many years now,` she said.
Her husband Hemantha is also a pilot in Sri Lankan and received his Captain`s appointment earlier.
Siriratne joined SriLankan as a Cadet Pilot in June 1998 and served as a Second Officer on the Lockheed L1011 Tristar fleet.
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CAPTAIN SOPHIE BLANCHARD – Sky Today
CAPTAIN SOPHIE BLANCHARD IS THE FIRST FEMALE CAPTAIN FOR ETIHAD AIRWAYS
Sophie Blanchard shares the name of a French aviation pioneer and has now become one herself – as the first female captain, or pilot-in-command, for Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways.
“I am very happy. It still is a pretty macho environment, but my colleagues here encouraged me a lot, and the flight attendants are very proud,” said Blanchard, mother of two, a French citizen.
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CAPTAIN ARI FUJII - Sky Today

CAPTAIN ARI FUJII – Sky Today

 CAPTAIN ARI FUJII IS THE FIRST WOMAN CAPTAIN AT JAL EXPRESS
Ari Fuji of Japan becomes the first women ever in the history of Japan to become a captain of a major commercial airliner. “Nobody, including myself, thought I would make it a reality,” said Fuji who is currently a pilot with JAL Express a subsidiary of JAL.
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CAPTAIN RACHELLE JONES - Sky Today

CAPTAIN RACHELLE JONES – Sky Today

CAPTAIN RACHELLE JONES IS THE FIRST AFRICAN – AMERICAN FEMALE CAPTAIN
Atlantic Southeast Airlines Captain Rachelle Jones completed her upgrade traning in April 2008 and has now become the airlines first African- American female Captain.
On February 12, 2009, Captain Rachelle Jones First Officer Stephanie Brown Grant, FA’s Robin Rogers and Diana Galloway! made history for being the first all African-American female crew to operate a commercial jet revenue flight Atlantic Southeast Airlines(ASA)
Flight 5202 from Atlanta to Nashville and flight 5106 from Nashville back to Atlanta.
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CAPTAIN BEVERLY LYNN BURNS  IS THE FIRST WOMAN  TO CAPTAIN  THE BOEING 747 JUMBO JET

CAPTAIN BEVERLY LYNN BURNS - Sky Today

CAPTAIN BEVERLY LYNN BURNS – Sky Today

Captain Beverly Lynn Burns is the first woman to captain the Boeing 747 jumbo jet. On the afternoon of July 18, 1984, Burns made her maiden voyage as Captain when she commanded People Express aircraft 604 from Newark International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport.
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CAPTAIN IRENE MUTUNGI - Sky Today

CAPTAIN IRENE MUTUNGI – Sky Today

CAPTAIN IRENE MUTUNGI IS THE FIRST FEMALE AFRICAN AIRLINE CAPTAIN

Captain Irene Mutungi, the Kenya Airways pilot received the prestigious Africa Travel Awards 2009 as the first female African Airline Captain.
“Her pioneering role as the first female African Airline Captain has opened up numerous opportunities for other ladies in Africa, extending the available pool of skilled manpower in the continent,” Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and CEO Dr Titus Naikuni said.
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CAPTAIN DEBORAH LAWRIE IS THE AUSTRALIA’S FIRST FEMALE PILOT

CAPTAIN DEBORAH LAWRIE - Sky Today

CAPTAIN DEBORAH LAWRIE – Sky Today

AUSTRALIA’S first female airline pilot Deborah Lawrie doesn’t mind being called a pioneer.
It is better, she says, than being labelled a troublemaker.
Capt Lawrie – who has returned to Australia to work for Jetstar – has been called both in her impressive career.
To women, she is a trailblazing aviatrix – Capt Lawrie brought the first contested anti-discrimination case in Australia – but to the now defunct Ansett and the airline’s owner Sir Reg Ansett, in particular, she was a troublemaker. In 1979, Capt Lawrie dared to take the airline to the Equal Opportunity Board when it refused her application to become a trainee pilot – despite her qualifications.
Her landmark case ended with the board telling Ansett to hire Capt Lawrie and she worked with the airline for 10 years. “The people I have met, the places I have been, it wouldn’t have been possible if I didn’t follow my dream.”
(Sky Today)


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