Béatrice Vialle

Airline Captain / Concorde Pilot
France

Béatrice Vialle

Airline Captain / Concorde Pilot
France

Biography

Béatrice Vialle was one of the first women to attend ENAC after admissions became opened to them. After graduating, she did not find any piloting jobs so she turned to teaching momentarily. She got her first flying job at Air Littoral, being the first woman hired by the airline. One year later, she begun her career at Air France on B727.

Within 5 years, Vialle move on to A320 then B747. She had began to build her family when Air France offered her the training to fly the Concorde. On July 24, 2000, she successfully completed her Concorde qualification but the Concorde crash in Roissy the next day followed by 911 the next year delayed her operational assignment.

Vialle flew 45 round trips to New York at the commands of the Concorde including the Concorde’s last scheduled flight for the route on May 31, 2003 – a flight that she shared with her husband, also a Concorde pilot.

She returned to flying B747 as a captain.

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