Flewed Out: Black Pilots Are Taking Over The Friendly Skies
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Flewed Out: Black Pilots Are Taking Over The Friendly Skies

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Parker Diakite
Parker Diakite Dec 15, 2020

Can you remember the last time you flew with a Black pilot?

You can probably count on one hand because white men dominate the industry.

In fact, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show less than 3% of US commercial pilots are African Americans. 

That’s why we put together a list are Black pilots that are changing the face of the industry:

Fiona is a pilot-based in the Caribbean. She comes from a family of pilots. She recently made headlines for taking flight with her father who is retiring after 44 years of service.

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Carliz is not only changing the game as pilot, he’s a skydiving coach as well. He has over 1,000 jumps.

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Jamar said he always wanted to be a pilot. He made his childhood dreams a reality after graduating from Hampton University with a degree in aviation. He attended Naval Flight School and obtained an instrument pilot license.

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Laura is an instrument-rated private pilot, an advanced instrument certified ground instructor, and now published author encouraging children of color to fly with her book, You Look Like Me.

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Jerome is also a pilot turned author working to inspire young children of color to fly. He just released his first book titled, “My Mom Is So Fly.”

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Courtney is a former flight attendant turned pilot that we STAN!

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