She Paved the Way for Women in Aviation
Almost four decades ago, Beverley Bass became the first female captain of a commercial plane at American Airlines. Around the same time, she also captained the first all-female crew in the history of commercial jet aviation. Her trailblazing career has helped countless women break into the aviation workforce and she’s even featured in the Broadway play, “Come From Away.” The play is set in the week following the September 11 attacks and tells the true story of what transpired when 38 planes were ordered to land unexpectedly in Canada. Beverly joins us with Rachel Tucker, who plays her in the popular musical.