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Continental Airlines
Boeing 737-824
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, April 30, 2010
Mark Plumley
Registration/Serial No. | Remarks & Notes
N77518 (cn 31605) [Best at 1152] Named in honor of late Capt. Marlon Green in February 2010, who won a landmark legal battle to become the first African American pilot hired by a major U.S. passenger airline. Green began flying for Continental in 1965 and he remained with the company for 14 years until his retirement. He died in 2009 at the age of 80.

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Mark Plumley May 25, 2011 at 01:04AM Rating: 10
James - I am glad you were able to see this photo. Your brother is an inspiration to all, and proof that if you are dedicated you can achieve great things.

James Green May 24, 2011 at 11:39PM Rating: 10
Would you believe this is the first time I saw this photo? I am the late Marlon Green's brother. I attended the dedication, but had to return to Seattle before its maiden flight to Washington, DC. Obviously, I miss him dearly. He was such an inspiritation to many of us from El Dorado, AR.

Chuck Slusarczyk Jr. November 6, 2010 at 05:19AM Rating: 10
Huh? It's a little unclear, but I believe you are saying that you are surprised that back in the day it was hard for Marlon Green to get that job...and it was. And I agree with your opinion that discrimination should just go away...your color has nothing to do with your abilities...or anything for that matter.

jsimp November 4, 2010 at 07:50PM Rating: 6
I'm surprised that the airline did that. Considering there is still a lot of racial discrimination in the world. I wish that the race block for applications would disappear all together. There for people no matter what race would get a call back if they meet their requirements.

richillini May 1, 2010 at 02:44AM Rating: 10
Very nice Mark!

wrench 4fred May 1, 2010 at 02:30AM Rating: 10
Outstanding shot!