Determination and a strong support system — First Officer Charlene Shortte’s recipe for success – American Airlines Group, Inc.


American Airlines First Officer Charlene Shortte didn’t know that becoming a pilot was an option for her growing up. The Landover, Maryland, native thought she didn’t quite fit the mold of what a traditional pilot looked like. Back then, there weren’t many African American female pilots for her to look up to. But as she got older, she said the mentorship and encouragement she received along her path to becoming a pilot from those who came before her helped lead her to success.

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