On Feb. 26, 2017. two pilots made history when they became the first black female pilots to co-pilot a mainline flight.
Delta pilots Dawn Cook and and Stephanie Johnson (who happens to be Delta’s first black female pilot) led the history-making flight from Detroit to Las Vegas.
“I feel a great sense of responsibility to be a positive role model,” Johnson told Delta in a February interview. “There are so few women in this profession and too many women who still don’t think of it as a career option.”
In honor of their momentous achievement, and the many achievements of groundbreaking female pilots before them, we’ve rounded up 58 powerful photos of women pilots throughout history.