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Fly For The Culture Magazine showcases the contributions of a diverse, inclusive aviation community.

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Claudia Zapata-Cardone

As a child of immigrants, Claudia Zapata-Cardone’s journey to becoming an Airbus 319/320 Captain is a remarkable story of grit, passion, and her parents’ steadfast…
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Leslie Irby

Leslie Irby always had big dreams for herself. From a young age she believed she would compete at the Olympic level in swimming, fencing or…
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Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman (January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926) was an early American civil aviator. She was the first African-American woman and first Native-American to…
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Siza Mzimela

South African businesswoman Siza Mzimela made history this past September after the launch of her domestic airline, Fly Blue Crane. She is the first Black woman to…
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Andrea Lewis

Black women are continuing to break down barriers one first at a time. The latest woman representing #BlackGirlMagic is Andrea Lewis, a Delta Airlines flight…
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Sheraaz Rasool

Sheraaz Rasool is a London-based First Officer on the Boeing 787. As a long-haul pilot, he spends his days and nights crisscrossing continents, moving passengers…
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Air Traffic Controller and NCBFAE President Freddie Green

Freddie Green

Freddie Green is an Air Traffic Manager in Miami, Florida. As an Air Traffic Manager, he leads a team that serves many Air Traffic Control…
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Patty Wagstaff in front of her airplane.

Patty Wagstaff

Patty Wagstaff is a competition aerobatic pilot, U.S. National Aerobatic Champion, and 6-time consecutive “First Lady of Aerobatics”. Today, she owns and operates an aerobatic…
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Jared Hodge

Jared Hodge

Forty-year old Jared Hodge dreamed of becoming a pilot since the age of six-years old. Hodge’s parents often took him to airshows at a young…
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Hunter Maxwell poses in the right seat of an aircraft.

Hunter Maxwell

Twenty-five year old Hunter Maxwell is a private pilot, and currently training to be a reserve pilot with the US Air Force. Given that Maxwell’s…
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Xylene DeCoteau

Twenty-one year old Xylene DeCoteau is a Certified Flight Instructor who aspires to be a commercial airline pilot. DeCoteau’s mother, who was a flight attendant,…
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