Happy 1st International Black Aviation Day!

Photo Credit: Erin Brown

Happy 1st International Black Aviation Day! We love this! Right in the middle of Black History Month, all around the world we take a distinct moment to celebrate the contributions of Black Humans in aviation around the world past and present.

This day has been long in the making and is finally here. Largely credited with its creation is Casey Grant. Grant was one of the first Black Women to serve as a Commercial Flight Attendant for Delta Airlines. She’s made it her mission to uplift the contributions of Black Aviators.

Photographed Casey Grant as a Flight Attendant

We know how important it is to share our stories. In sharing our stories it becomes a reality that others can now see. It allows others to see themselves —- therefore giving them permission to dream. Grant has also shared stories by authoring books “Stars in the Sky” and “Stars and Beyond.”

And now. We all have the opportunity to share and elevate the stories of the Black Aviators who have added so much to an industry where there are still few as far as representation is concerned. The great news is, that’s changing. The more we see it, the more we lift the generations that will come.

So once again, Happy 1st International Black Aviation Day. Cheers on many more to come!!!!

Check out this list of organizations built by Black Aviators who have paved the way and are building ramps of opportunities for others today!!!!

https://sistersoftheskies.org

https://obap.org

https://www.tuskegeenext.org

https://www.legacyflightacademy.org

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