Meet Tammie Jo Shults, The Hero Southwest Pilot Who Landed Flight 1380

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8:45 PM, Wed. April 18 – Statement from Crew of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380: “As Captain and First Officer of the Crew of five who worked to serve our Customers aboard Flight 1380 yesterday, we all feel we were simply doing our jobs. Our hearts are heavy. On behalf of the entire Crew, we appreciate the outpouring of support from the public and our coworkers as we all reflect on one family’s profound loss. We joined our Company today in focused work and interviews with investigators. We are not conducting media interviews and we ask that the public and the media respect our focus.” – Southwest Captain Tammie Jo Shults and Southwest Airlines First Officer Darren Ellisor. For more info, click link in bio.

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Can I have this made into a T-shirt, please? #hero #badass #tammyjoshults #southwestairlines

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#ShesFierce #Repost @jnospr with @get_repost ・・・ I can't imagine how frightening it must have been for the passengers on that Southwest Airlines flight the other day. Nevertheless Tammy Jo Shults, handled the situation with poise and precision. She is the real MVP. My heart goes out to the family of the woman who lost her life. #tammyjoshults #swairlines #shesfierce @thefiercefemale_

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Girl Power! Thank God for Tammy Jo Shults for her quick actions that saved many. Salute Tammy #tammyjoshults @southwestair You have a hero!

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I just can't stop thinking about this flight.

I think about all the people on-board and how their lives are forever changed as well.

The pilot, Tammy Jo Shults is being compared to Sully and she is one BADASS. If you listen to the conversation with ATC below, she truly remains calm throughout the whole entire conversation. 

Tammy is a 1983 graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas, receiving her degree in biology and agribusiness, said Carol Best, a spokeswoman for the university.

She's also one of the first females to fly F-18 fighter jets.

I have goosebumps just thinking about this whole story. 

Hear her conversation with ATC below:

Below is another awesome read from the Kansas City Star about Tammie.


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