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How Did Flight Attendants Changed The World

Ellen Church thought us that we should not be afraid of making the first step into the unknown

Ellen Church was the first female flight attendant. She worked for BAT, and on May 15 1930 she embarked on a Boeing 80A, the first flight with a flight attendant on board (back at that time, BAT called her the first “sky girl”). Except of being the first flight attendant, she was also a pilot and a registered nurse.

Beverly Lynn Burns thought us that we should not be afraid of dreaming big

Captain Beverly Lynn Burns was the first woman to captain the Boeing 747. In her twenty – seven years long career (1984-2008) she amassed over twenty-five thousand hours of flight time.

Iris Peterson thought us that we should do what we love as long as we live

(born 1922) is a retired flight attendant who flew for United Airlines for 60 years between 1946 and 2007. At the time of her retirement at the age of 85, she was #1 in terms of seniority in the world.

Amelia Earhart thought us that we can do everything we can dream of

Amelia Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S.Distinguished Flying Cross for this record. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.

Vesna Vulovic thought us that we are fighters and can endure everything

Vesna Vulovic is a Serbian former flight attendant. She holds a world record, according to the Guinness Book of Records, for surviving the highest fall without a parachute: 10,160 meters (33,333 ft).

Ruth Carol Taylor thought us that we can go forward no mater the current circumstances

Ruth Carol Taylor (born December 27, 1931) was the first African-American flight attendant in the United States. On February 11, 1958, Taylor was the flight attendant on a Mohawk Airlines flight from Ithaca to New York, the first time such a position had been held by an African American.

Betty Ong and Madeline Amy Sweeney thought us that we should be courageous

Betty Ann Ong and Madeline Amy Sweeney were American flight attendants onboard American Airlines Flight 11 when it was hijacked and flown into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, as part of the September 11 attacks. Ong and Sweeney are best known for their actions that morning as well as their calm and professional manner.

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