Barbara Harmer Goes Supersonic

March 25, 1993 Former beautician Barbara Harmer qualified to fly the Concorde and became the first female supersonic commercial pilot. Harmer was one of only forty female pilots employed by British Airways and its only woman Concorde pilot. She had been one of a tiny handful of pilots, male or female, the airline selected for six months of intensive training. Later that year she made her first flight as captain from London to JFK Airport in New York.

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