Time for EAGB Friday Fun Fact: The First Woman in the World to Captain a Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet is from Greater Baltimore?
Time for EAGB Friday Fun Fact! Did you know that the first woman in the world to captain a Boeing 747 jumbo jet is from Greater Baltimore? A Baltimore City native and Baltimore County resident, Captain Beverly Burns received numerous awards and commendations, including the Amelia Earhart Award and an award of recognition from former Baltimore City Mayor William Donald Schaefer. She is credited with "opening doors for millions of American women" and being a role model for all people who dream of becoming a pilot. In 2020, the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was named the top North American airport in its size category in the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards by Airports Council International. BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is the #1 passenger airport in the DMV region and a top five hub nationwide for Southwest Airlines. Learn more and explore the Region’s Logistics Industry, here: https://www.greaterbaltimore.org/our-industries/logistics.