SAA all-female crew makes history



JOHANNESBURG – In a first for national carrier SAA, an all-female intercontinental flight took to the skies to transport people between South Africa and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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In the airline’s 84 year history, this flight is the first of its kind to be operated by a female crew – both in the cockpit and cabin.

Steering or rather flying this beast is 53-year-old Captain Jane Trembath, she’s encouraging women and girls to never give up and aim sky high.

SAA has 69 female pilots.

Six are captains and there are 114 female aircraft technicians.

In an industry dominated by men, these women are proving that they’re a force to be reckoned with, as they soar to greater heights.


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