Fedex Hires Its First Black Woman Pilot

Fedex Hires Its First Black Woman Pilot

Line Check Airman Tahirah Lamont Brown was promoted to pilot for the international shipping company

by Shantell E. Jamison, February 20, 2018

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Fedex Hires Its First Black Woman Pilot

For the first time in the history of the company, Fedex has hired its first-ever Black woman pilot.

According to a blog posted on the Fedex website, Line Check Airman Tahirah Lamont Brown was promoted to pilot for the international shipping company.



Brown decided that she wanted to be a pilot in high school, and has never looked back despite it being a male-dominated industry.

“There were barriers, for sure. I didn’t know any pilots and didn’t know how to pay for flight school,” Brown shared in the blog. “I worked two jobs to pay for college and for flight training. I also wrote my family a letter asking them for support. I promised that if they would help me now, I would pay them back when I had the money, and they helped me.”

Outstanding.

 





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