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Joy Keys chats with African American Airline Pilot Stephanie R. Grant

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Airline Pilot Stephanie R. Grant is a graduate of Hampton University, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.

***Grant served as the Executive Officer in this 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) unit until she fulfilled her military obligation.

***One of her most influential mentors was her cousin, Herman Samuels, a retired American Airlines Captain. It was with his encouragement that she took on flight school at Ari Ben Aviator in Fort Pierce, Florida. 

***On February 12, 2009, Airline Pilots Stephanie Grant and Rachelle Jones along with Flight Attendants Robin Rogers and Diana Galloway, operated Delta Airlines flight 5202 from Atlanta, Georgia to Nashville, Tennessee. Unbeknownst to Grant and the other members of the flight crew, they had just flown into aviation history. This was the first time that a commercial airliner had ever been operated by an All-Female African-American flight crew.

***Stephanie is a Board Member and the Director of Development for the non-profit organization, Sisters of the Skies, Inc. Sisters of the Skies is an organization dedicated to increasing the number of black female pilots in the United States. Grant also serves as a mentor and her primary role as the Director of Development is to create strategic fundraising opportunities to help fund their mission of scholarships, mentorship, and outreach.

***Sisters of theSkies website--https://www.sistersoftheskies.org/

***Stephanie R. Grant website- http://www.stephaniergrant.com

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