Emily Howell Warner: First Female Pilot for a Commercial Airline
Emily Howell Warner made aviation history on this day when she was hired by Frontier Airlines as the first female airline pilot for a U.S. airline.
In a related set of sex discrimination issues in the airlines industry, see the struggles of “stewardesses” against restrictive and insulting employment requirements: April 17, 1963; February 26, 1965; January 20, 1966; and March 10, 1973.
In her own words: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9swUJNOujw
Read about the history of stewardesses: Kathleen Barry, Femininity in Flight: A History of Flight Attendants (2007)