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November 9, 1977, {resident Carter signed into law the legislation which deregulated airfreight in the U.S.

On March 3, 1978, one month after Flying Tigers was named the largest airfreight carrier in the free world, the airline's founder, Robert W. Prescott, died.

During the late 70's there were two "firsts" for women at Flying Tigers: The First jet freighter pilot, Norah O'Neill.

The first female aircraft mechanic, Diana "Ace" Nichols.

The first all black crew, October 16th, 1979: Captain George Rayner, 1st Officer Frank Campbell and 2nd Officer Fred McClurkin.