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Beverley Bass, Captain/Pilot

American Airlines / “Come From Away”

Beverley Bass, was the first female pilot at American Airlines to become a Captain, and the first woman in the world to fly the Boeing 777 commercially.  On September 11, 2001 she was flying 155 passengers from Paris to Dallas aboard her B-777, when word came to divert to Canada.  She was directed to land at the small outpost of Gander, and what happened over those next 5 days inspired a hit Broadway musical that just won a Tony Award — “Come From Away.”  Beverley joined Robert & Mary to discuss her career, the 9-11 ordeal and this musical just after its big win.