Historic Flight Crew Stops In Nashville

Posted at 11:04 PM, Feb 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-12 00:10:53-05

A flight crew that made history made a stop in Nashville Thursday.

A few years ago, a group of women showed up to work Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 5202.  And for the first time ever, every crew member was an African American female.

They landed in Nashville that day, and came back today to talk about the historic flight.

NewsChannel 5’s Vicki Yates hosted a panel for them at Meharry Medical College.

“It's still a big deal because there's not many African American female pilots.  It's probably less than 30 in the U.S. that fly commercially - not including the military.  And we still celebrate all women of color that fly, and all women period, because it's a male-dominated career.  So we want more women in the cockpit, that's our goal,” said pilot Stephanie Grant.

The Flight Crew also spoke to students at McGavock High's Aviation Academy and Donelson Middle School today.