I am Captain Lynn Rippelmeyer, the first woman to pilot the Boeing 747 jumbo jet. Today is the anniversary of the 747's first transatlantic flight with a woman as the captain, Ask Me Anything!
Hi Reddit! I am Captain Lynn Rippelmeyer.
My aviation career started when I became a Trans World Airlines flight attendant at a time when there were no female pilots. I took flying lessons as a hobby that turned into a career, first as a flight instructor then as a commuter pilot for Air Illinois. That led to my positions as a pilot at Trans World Airlines, Seaboard World Airlines, People Express, Continental Airlines, and United.
As an aviation pioneer and one of the first female pilots in the industry, I feel I have a message to share which I do through public speaking and soon to be published books.
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Edit: Thank you so much for your comments and interest in my life and my career. I enjoyed talking with all of you and if you want to know more about me feel free to check out my website lynnrippelmeyer.com.