As part of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation’s Discovery Saturday series and in recognition of Women’s History Month, please join aviation pioneer Brenda Robinson, the first black woman to earn her wings of gold as a Naval Aviator. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, March 28 at the National Naval Aviation Museum located on NAS Pensacola, Florida.
In 1979, Robinson was the 59th female to enter naval flight training program, the 42nd female, and the first black female to earn her wings in 1980. She was also one of the first women to make aircraft carrier landings in 1981. From a young age, Robinson was interested in all things aviation and worked hard to pursue her dream in aviation. Her pioneering spirit helped her achieve many firsts including the first black female to graduate with an Aeronautics degree from Dowling College and the first black female to graduate from the U.S. Navy’s Aviation Officers Candidate School.
“Discovery Saturday” is FREE and open to the public. Admission to the National Naval Aviation Museum is also free. For more information on exhibits, events and attractions call the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation at (850) 453-2389 or (800) 327-5002.