The first woman to captain a USA commercial airliner, she also served being a Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) flight instructor and was inducted into both National Woman’s Hall of Fame as well as the National Aviation Hall of Fame. After briefly taking into consideration a career being a trip attendant, she started taking traveling lessons and gained her personal pilot’s permit at age twenty. With fifteen many years of trip encounter to her credit, she was employed in 1973 by Frontier Airlines. When Frontier Airlines folded in the middle 1980s, she flew for both People Express and Continental Airlines and in addition became a pilot for the United Parcel Program (UPS). She was created and elevated in Denver, Colorado. She and fellow feminine pilot Julie Clark both received accolades while utilized by commercial airlines.