Meet the second female pilot to join MEA! - The961

Meet the second female pilot to join MEA!

Erica Chbeir is the second female pilot to join Middle East Airlines! This will certainly inspire and encourage young girls to pursue a career in aviation! Women are a minority in this profession, but this didn't stop Erica to apply for this position.

Rola Hoteit is MEA's first female pilot! She studied mathematics at the American University of Beirut and applied to MEA after seeing a newspaper advertisement for a pilot position, according to


. At first, her father disapproved of her choice, but he's very proud of her now. The first two years of her career were challenging since passengers were not used to seeing women in the cockpit. However, things have changed over time.

Rola and Erica are not only challenging stereotypes, they are also real-life examples of how women can excel in every field if they are passionate and motivated. Congratulations!

Related: 30+ outstanding Lebanese women that make us proud!

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