Made with a Navy pilot’s flight suit
Designed and dedicated to Southwest Airline’s pilot, Navy Veteran, Tammie Jo Shults, for safely landing her aircraft after one of the aircraft’s engines exploded.
As one of the Navy's first female fighter pilots, she served in VAQ-34, a tactical electronic warfare squadron out of Point Mugu, California, that helped train ship crews to respond to Soviet missile threats, according to Navy records.
Shults was among the "first cohort of women pilots to transition to tactical aircraft," said Lt. Christina Helenaleka Sears, a Navy spokeswoman.
"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." - Tammie Jo Shults