Brenda Robinson

Brenda RobinsonTitle: Pilot (Retired)

Company: U.S. Navy; American Airlines

Location: Charlotte, NC

CHARLOTTE, NC, September 20, 2011, Brenda Robinson, Retired Pilot formerly of the U.S. Navy and American Airlines, has been recognized by Elite American Military for dedication, achievements, and leadership in aviation.

Ever since she was a child, Ms. Robinson wanted to fly. Her passion for aviation grew when she attended Dowling College, where she  became a licensed pilot and earned a Bachelor of Science in aeronautics in 1978. She joined the Navy and flew full time active duty for 13 years. Notably, she flew during Operation Desert Storm, and earned recognition as the first African American female pilot to serve in the U.S. military. Thereafter, she flew as first officer for American Airlines for 17 years while  completing her Navy career as reservist.

Now retired, all of her past responsibilities surrounded her passion. Not only did she fly planes, but she also taught emerging pilots on how to fly planes as well, from general operations to emergency procedures to technical malfunction evaluation. She landed on aircraft carriers securing 155 traps in the Navy C-1 cargo plane. She keeps abreast of industry trends by affiliating with the Organization of Black Airline Pilots, Bessie Coleman, and Women in Aviation, International.

In her retirement, Ms. Robinson works from home. She maintains her Realtor Brokers License and often lends her support to local community events. She enjoys ballroom dancing and pursuing personal projects. Original Documents of her career can be read at:

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