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Captain Tammie Jo Shults

Captain Tammie Jo

Tammie Jo Shults was born in New Mexico, where she frequently watched Air Force jets flying above her family's ranch. This early interest in flying led to Tammie Jo becoming one of the first female F/A-18 Hornet pilots in the United States Navy, after overcoming several obstacles due to her gender.

After concluding her Navy career, she became a pilot for Southwest Airlines. Tammie Jo's incredible history and talent received wide acclaim on April 17, 2018, after she successfully landed a Southwest Boeing 737 after an engine failure and decompression, saving 143 passengers.

Tammie Jo and her husband Dean live in Texas, and both Tammie Jo and Dean enjoy piloting planes for Southwest Airlines. They have two children and are committed to leading a faithful life. In Tammie Jo's spare time, she teaches Sunday school at her church and volunteers at a school focusing on at-risk youth.

Speaking in:

Tuesday Jun 12
9:00 - 9:30 AM
Room: Texas A
No one knows when crisis will strike, but how one reacts when a situation occurs can be a true testimony to leadership. On the morning to April 17, Tammie Jo Shults had no... Read more