by: Fiza Pirani, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
For the first time in Delta Air Lines history, two black female pilots, including the company’s first black female captain, flew a mainline flight in the cockpit together.
When Atlanta-based First Officer Dawn Cook learned that Detroit-based Capt. Stephanie Johnson was planning to fly out of Detroit on Sunday, Feb. 26, she reached out to Johnson to plan the historic flight, according to the Delta News Hub.
Cook shared a photo collage of the two women to Facebook afterwards.
The historic flight marked a sweet end to “Delta’s Very Own Heroes” series, a company campaign during Black History Month highlighting employees who have made their mark as African-American pioneers.
The first spotlight in the Atlanta-based company series was on Johnson as Delta’s first black female captain.