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Aviation Firsts in Recife: First Female Captain of a Boeing 767-300F

December 8, 2009

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

Recife Guide already includes details of other aviation first

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Paula permalink
    December 8, 2009 09:52

    What an honour to have the first female captain!! and she’s beautiful too…

  2. August 3, 2010 12:16

    A real honor! 🙂

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