Black Female Pilot Breaks Racial, Gender Barriers There is no challenge too big for former Marine Corps Captain Vernice Armour. She flew the meanest helicopter in the U.S. military, the Super Cobra, which earned her the nickname 'Flygirl.' She talks about her achievements and her new book.

Black Female Pilot Breaks Racial, Gender Barriers

Black Female Pilot Breaks Racial, Gender Barriers

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Vernice 'Flygirl' Armour, the first African American female combat pilot, stands in front of a helicopter. Doby Photography hide caption

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Vernice 'Flygirl' Armour, the first African American female combat pilot, stands in front of a helicopter.

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There is no challenge too big for former Marine Corps Captain Vernice Armour. She plays football and the trombone. She rides horses and motorcycles. She achieved her childhood dream of becoming a cop, and then became the first African-American female combat pilot.

Armour flew the meanest helicopter in the U.S. military — the Super Cobra, which earned her the nickname 'Flygirl.' Guest host Allison Keyes talks with Vernice 'Flygirl' Armour about her achievements and her new book, Zero to Breakthrough: The 7-Step Battle-Tested Method for Accomplishing Goals That Matter.