American Airlines’ Video Highlights Its 785 Women Pilots


In the middle of a COVID-driven near-stop of public flying, airlines and other businesses seeking and receiving financial aid just to keep the lights on, and the odd sight of near-empty airports, American Airlines has injected a bit of whimsy and respect to the message of “hang on, we’ll be back.” This craftily edited video provides an appreciation for American’s 785 women pilots, and that may just be enough for today. In case you were wondering, American had more than 18,000 pilots before the coronavirus pandemic hit.

Marc Cook
KITPLANES Editor in Chief Marc Cook has been in aviation journalism for more than 30 years. He is a 4000-hour instrument-rated, multi-engine pilot with experience in nearly 150 types. He’s completed two kit aircraft, an Aero Designs Pulsar XP and a Glasair Sportsman 2+2, and currently flies a 2002 GlaStar.

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  1. I’m just a xenophobic, homophobic, misogynistic, racist, white male over 65 so I guess I really don’t get it other than they really have hat tossing down pat.