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Theresa Claiborne Takes Her Final Flight


#TheresaClaiborne has been a pilot for almost 34 years with United Airlines. In September of 1982, she became the first African-American female to graduate from the United States Air Force  and rose to rank as captain.


In 1990, she joined #UnitedAirlines as a flight engineer but then rose to become a Captain on her own plane. For 34 years, she has logged almost 23,000 flight hours and has become a trailblazer among black female pilots.


She has become a member of the Sisters Of The Skies organization that is to help entrigue young black women who may want to become a pilot and guide them. When she retired she was 1 of only 15 Black woman pilots in the company. She made her final landing at Newark Liberty International Airport.


Writer:@rayvensierraa--📸:CNN, CBS, ALPA --Follow More at #BlackGirlNews @itsblackgirlnews

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