This Month, Andrea Lewis will Become the First Black Woman Pilot in Georgia’s Air National Guard

Lewis comes from a history of the Skies. Her dad is a veteran pilot from the Marine Corps, serving 14 years, who then became a pilot for American Airlines. Her mother currently serves as a flight attendant with Delta Airlines. Andrea said, “You could say that aviation and serving others is in my DNA. It is something I always knew I wanted to be a part of.” After her dad passed away in 2010, Lewis began her journey as a pilot. Before he passed, she was the second civilian ever to serve as a flight attendant for the Air Force. In April of 2017, Andrea graduated from pilot training in the 116th Air Control Wing. Her commander said about hiring her, “When hiring Lt. Lewis, I saw her tenacity and a drive to accomplish her goal. She has already made a tremendous impact in our unit and there is no question she will continue to be successful”.

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