Tammie Jo Shults, a retired Southwest Airlines pilot and one of the first female fighter pilots in the U.S. Navy, will be honored in person at the 2021 International Air & Space Hall of Fame Gala at the San Diego Air & Space Museum on Nov. 20, the museum announced.
Shults and Barbara Barrett, an American businesswoman, attorney and diplomat who served as the United States Secretary of the Air Force, were introduced as the 2020 Class of the International Air & Space Hall of Fame during a special video conference in 2020.
Shults is a retired pilot for Southwest Airlines and one of the first female fighter pilots in the U.S. Navy.
She has been praised for her quick thinking and calm demeanor under pressure during an emergency landing that saved 149 passengers at Philadelphia International Airport.
While in the United States Navy in 1985, Shults served as an instructor pilot flying the F/A 18 Hornet and EA-6B Prowler, eventually achieving the rank of lieutenant commander.