|Birthname||Béatrice Bernadette Vialle|
|born on||4 August 1961 at 18:45 (= 6:45 PM )|
|Place||Bourges, France, 47n05, 2e24|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||12°05' 27°10 Asc. 13°44'|
French aviatrix, one of the two operational female Concorde pilots and the first French female pilot on a supersonic airliner.
Graduating from École nationale de l'aviation civile (The French civil aviation university; promotion "airline transport pilot student" 1981), she started her career at Air Littoral flying an Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante. She moved to Air France in 1985 where she flew an Airbus A320 and a Boeing 747 before becoming qualified on Concorde, on the 24th of July 2000. She made her first commercial flight on the 19 November 2001 and so became one of the two female Concorde pilots (with the British Barbara Harmer) and the first French female pilot on a supersonic airliner. She made 45 supersonic flights Paris-New York and 3 trips above the Atlantic ocean in total. After the end of the Concorde flights (31 May 2003), she became Captain on the Boeing 747-400.
French Jacqueline Auriol was the first woman who flew Concorde but this was as a test pilot.
Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'aviation' pdf file, p. 143.
- Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ commercial (Concorde (supersonic passenger plane) pilot)