- The first black female pilot in US Navy history is Brenda E. Robinson, who is currently 64
- Brenda was also the first black woman in Dowling College's history to graduate with a degree in aeronautics
- The brilliant woman is also an inductee of the International Pioneer Hall of Fame due to her remarkable feats
A 64-year-old black woman named Brenda E. Robinson, who was born in 1956 in Pennsylvania, US is known to be the first African-American woman to earn the Wings of Gold in the US Navy.
According to Face2FaceAfrica.com, Brenda was the 59th woman to enter the Navy’s training programme and became the 42nd to earn her wings before emerging as the first black woman to earn Wings of Gold.
It is indicated that Brenda, who was born to Susan and Edward Robinson, is an inductee of the International Pioneer Hall of Fame due to her remarkable feat.
The life story of the 64-year-old Brenda E. Robinson makes it clear that she has been a trailblazer in a number of endeavours.
Prior to earning the Wings of Gold, Brenda studied aeronautics at Dowling College in Oakdale, New York, where she became the first black woman in Dowling’s history to graduate with a degree in aeronautics.
Reports indicate that is was in 1992 that Robinson transitioned to the Naval Reserves and was hired by American Airlines.
At the American Airliners, she was among the very first African-American female pilots and flew with them for 17 years aboard Boeing 727, 757, and 767 aircraft.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!