Aer Lingus' first female pilot hangs up wings

The first female pilot to fly for Aer Lingus is hanging up her wings.

The first female pilot to fly for Aer Lingus is hanging up her wings.

Captain Grainne Cronin is making her final flight today after 33 years of service with the former national flag carrier.

The mother of two began her career with Aer Lingus in 1977 and became a captain in 1988.

The airline has described her as a "trailblazer who paved the way for other women to become pilots".

Grainne Cronin's two daughters hold private pilots licences and one of them has recently completed her commercial pilot training.

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