North Texas-based American Airways marked Worldwide Girls’s Day with an all-female crew.
Flight #2808, a Boeing 787 ‘Dreamliner’ took off from Miami Worldwide Airport and landed at Dallas Fort Price Worldwide Airport Monday morning. Capt. Linda Pauwels led the all-female crew.
“There is a duty,” Pauwels stated. “It is a duty to honor those that got here earlier than us. It is a duty to all the time try for excellence, to do a great job, in order that the doorways stay open for the people who find themselves coming behind us.”
The crew took a photograph outdoors the plane, mirroring a photograph taken in 1986 by American Airways’ first all-female flight crew.
Pauwels stated she didn’t develop up with the ability to see different feminine pilots. Somewhat than discourage her, it fueled her want to be one.
“As a result of I used to be informed it wasn’t attainable,” Pauwels stated. “So I actually determined I wish to show them flawed.”
Pauwels has been breaking by way of the cloud ceiling ever since. In 1988, she was the youngest feminine jet cargo airline captain on the earth. In 2000 she grew to become American Airways’ first Hispanic feminine captain. Pauwels additionally trains pilots on the Boeing 787.
She hopes younger girls see her and know they’ll do it, too.
“To not be restricted in what our desires and wishes are,” Pauwels stated. “These positions are open to us if we work arduous, have the coaching, and the flexibility to do this.”