The flight from Harare to Victoria Falls was in the safe hands of Captain Chipo M. Matimba andCaptain Elizabeth Simbi Petros, who flew the B737 – 200.
Air Zimbabwe posted pictures of the maiden all female deck crew on its Facebook page while Captain Matimba also shared photos of the groundbreaking moment. Cpt Matimba wrote: “History has been made! First all female flight deck crew on the Air Zimbabwe Boeing 737! Two CAPTAINS!! Absolute pleasure Captain Elizabeth Simbi Petros! #FLYBABES. #PaintingTheSkyPink!”.
After the flight, Captain Simbi Petros, wrote on her Facebook page, “Air Zim First:- All Women 737 Flight Deck Crew!!!! Flt to Vic Falls This Morning.Was A pleasure Skipper Chipo Matimba!!!!!!”
The news has been shared and celebrated across various social media platforms.
Recently, 28 year-old Lieutenant Ouma Laouali broke Niger’s military glass ceiling when she became the first female pilot to serve in the country’s Armed Forces, flying the Cessna aircraft, a “combat caravan”, used for various military operations. The news was also greeted with much celebration on social media and carried on various news sites.
Source: Air Zimbabwe