On April 17, 2018, Capt. This calm under pressure allowed the pilot, Tammie Jo Shults, to land the airplane safely. Thomas P. Milne/U.S. Nerves of Steel is the captivating true story of Tammie Jo Shults's remarkable life - from growing up the daughter of a humble rancher, to breaking through gender barriers as one of the Navy's first female F/A-18 Hornet pilots, to safely landing the severely crippled Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 and helping save the lives of 148 people. She was one of the first female fighter pilots in the U.S. Navy. Southwest Airlines captain and former naval aviator. One of the first female F/A-18 Hornet pilots in US Navy. The plane had only been in the air for 20 minutes and had reached an altitude of 32,500 feet when it was rocked by an explosion. Nerves of Steel is the captivating true story of Tammie Jo Shults’ remarkable life - from growing up the daughter of a humble rancher, to breaking through gender barriers as one of the Navy’s first female F/A-18 Hornet pilots, to safely landing the severely crippled Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 and helping save the lives of 148 people. Tammie Jo Shults captained Flight 1380 to a Philadelphia airport in Tuesday's emergency, said passengers. Tammie Jo Shults aterrizó un avión de Southwest Airlines cuyo motor explotó en el aire. For each event, Tammie Jo comes prepared to impart her life experience and the lessons acquired along the way to set your organization’s vision soaring. 117 talking about this. The amazing story of pilot Tammie Jo Shults, adapted for young readers! Pioneer F/A-18 Hornet pilot in the Navy, and best known for successfully landing a Southwest Boeing 737 plane after an engine failure and decompression, saving 143 passengers.

Years later, those lessons served her well as she was put in the right place at the right time to safely land a crippled plane and save 148 lives. U.S. Navy Lt. Tammie Jo Shults poses in front of a Navy F/A-18A in this 1992 photo released in Washington April 18, 2018. Navy/Handout via Reuters Tammie Jo Shults (née Bonnell) est une aviatrice de la Marine des États-Unis à la retraite et une commandante de bord de l'aviation commerciale. Overcoming Adversity Captain Shults has faced many challenges. Tammie Jo worked hard, had faith, stayed true to herself, and overcame every obstacle on her journey to becoming a Navy pilot. Yet, through her journey, Tammie Jo Pilot Tammie Jo Shults, been hailed a hero for landing Flight 1380, remains astoundingly calm has she radios Philadelphia airport to tell them part of the Boeing 737 is missing.

From being recognized as a serious candidate for the military as a female to becoming a flight instructor, she often faced many closed doors.