Aviation Firsts in Recife: First Female Captain of a Boeing 767-300F
The first female captain of a Boeing 767-300F in Latin America was Eveline Borges. On January 23, 2006, Borges, then 34, she completed her first cargo flight as Master Chief Pilot on a flight from Campinas, Brazil to Miami, USA. The flight had stopovers in Maiquetia, Venezuela, and Bogota & Medelin, Colombia, where it faced foggy conditions. In Miami they were greeted by a beautiful sunrise.
Eveline, a Pernambucana from Recife, has been flying since the age of 17. After dropping the idea of studying law, and surprising her friends and family who expected her to be a vet, she decided to go to flying school with the aim of being the first pilot in the family. She went from flying small planes to being a co-pilot of a Boeing-767 and, then captain of the 767 in a few years. She is still only 37 years old, and dreams of flying the new generations of large jets.
In Brazilian aviation today she has a few female colleges and jokes that, like in most professions, the skirts are taking over!
An interview with Eveline Borges was first published in AERO ANGELS http://www.aero-angels.com/evelineborges.html
Recife Guide already includes details of other aviation first https://recifeguide.wordpress.com/2009/02/12/aviation-firsts-in-recife/