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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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