ASUNCION._ Letizia Ruiz is an example that serves commercial aviation in Paraguay and Latin America as she is the first female Paraguayan commercial pilot with 22 years of experience in aviation and 4 years as a pilot.
But today Letizia is feeling happier than ever since she witnessed a historic event that seemed to be unimaginable just a few years back: an international flight with an all-women crew.
Letizia recounted her great surprise when realizing that the entire staff aboard the Asunción-Lima-Asunción flight she headed in late March were Paraguayan women.
The co-pilot was Karin Arming Kaddat, who had joined the company in 2014 and who duely fulfilled her responsibilities. But that was not all. The rest of the crew members were all Paraguayan women who thoroughly enjoyed being part of the staff aboard that flight. This moment has now been recorded in the country’s civil aviation history.
Ruiz commented that she had always been the only woman in the cockpit during the entirety of her professional career as a pilot until the day she had Karin Arming Kaddat as her copilot, and she could not be any happier: “I am the first female pilot for commercial passenger flights (in Paraguay) and for many years I was the only woman. I cannot explain my surprise when getting on that plane and seeing that my co-pilot and all the crew members were women as well,” she commented.
The flight took off from the Silvio Pettirossi International Airport for Lima, Peru, and returned to Paraguay with the same crew.Share on FB Share on TT