Alaska Airlines’s first African American Female Pilots


Alaska Airlines celebrated the Mother’s Day with two African American female pilots flying its Boeing 737 for the first time in Alaska Airlines history.

Tara Wright, the first African American captain of Alaska Airlines Boeing 737, Flight 361 from San Francisco to Portland, stepped out of the cockpit and introduced herself and the first officer Mallory Cave to passengers before the flight takeoff.

“Finally, you’re sharing a pretty interesting piece of Alaska Airlines history this morning, … You’ll be piloted by two female African-American pilots for the first time in the airline’s history.” she told in front of applauding passengers.

According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 72 percent of Alaska Airlines’ employees are white and 60 percent are male

“You will make it this morning if you are awake or not,” Wright closed her announcement with a smile…


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