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Part 3: In the Cockpit with the First Female Commercial Pilot

This is the third and final post in a series about Bonnie Caputo, the first female pilot for a major US airline. Bonnie is the author of Takeoff! When Bonnie started flying for American Airlines in 1973, the industry looked a lot different than it does today. Two of the three airlines she’d applied to (Eastern…
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Part 2: In the Cockpit With The First Female Commercial Pilot

This is the second in a series about Bonnie Caputo, the first female pilot for a major airline in the US. Bonnie is the author of Takeoff!   Bonnie had flown hundreds of charter flights before, but never flown for a major commercial airline.  Although the civil rights movement for women was at its peak when…
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In the Cockpit With: The First Female Commercial Pilot

This is the first in a series about Bonnie Caputo, the first female pilot for a major airline in the US. Bonnie is the author of Takeoff! Women have been pilots since soon after the Wright brothers invented the airplane. And it was front-page news when Amelia Earhart became the first woman to cross the…
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