You Fly Girl is very proud to present an interview with Angela Masson, current President of ISA+21 -- the International Society of Women Airline Pilots (which in addition to being an advocate for current women pilots, offers scholarships to women who want to become airline pilots!). We don't talk much about that, admittedly, but rather go in-depth into her life and career up until her retirement from American Airlines in 2007.
A pilot from a young age, Angela Masson also spent a few years in Italy as an artist, and a dancer. She also released an album, Jet Lady, that has attained cult status. She participated in the 1972 Powder Puff Derby. She earned two masters degrees and a PhD. She was the first woman to be type-rated on the Boeing 747 on June 30, 1984, and eventually became American Airlines first female Chief Pilot.
Oh, she's done a lot of stuff. Read about it at: