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First All Female Flight Crew Makes History

rub3-800x605History has been made in the country of Zimbabwe. For the first time ever, an all-female flight deck crew took command of a commercial flight. Flight captains Chipo M. Matimba and Elizabeth Simbi of Air Zimbabwe, flew a Boeing 737 from Harare to Victoria Falls.

After a successful landing, Captain 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!”

Meanwhile, her copilot 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!”

Air Zimbabwe is the flag carrier airline of Zimbabwe, headquartered at Harare International Airport, in the city of Harare. The airline used to operate a network within southern Africa that also included Asia and London-Gatwick but currently, most flights are just within Zimbabwe and to another nearby African countries. For more details, visit


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1 comment

Mack April 18, 2016 at 6:33 pm

I heard about this historic feat a few months ago. I gleaned as I heard the news but to actually see them behind the wheel gives it a whole new presence. Extraordinary


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