A trendsetter of Southwest airlines in the 1960's represented women of that era.
Sally Glenn-Lee tells her amazing story of her life in aviation and her survival of a massive brain tumor. Please enjoy this journey of life with us and Sally.
About Sally Glenn-Lee
Text and images below are courtesy of Tom and Sally Lee.
As a young girl, Sally grew up in the farmlands of Southern Illinois. Her Dad owned a Piper Cub that was parked in the barn. Sally loved to ride in that airplane!
While at Vincennes University, Sally hosted campus guests including Edgar Whitcomb, Governor of Indiana. Sally’s hopes were dashed one day when she went to a job interview at an airline office at Indianapolis Airport & discovered the actual job was on the East Coast.
Quite by coincidence, just after that job interview, Sally bumped into Governor Whitcomb at the airport who asked her why she seemed so sad. When Sally told him what had happened, he said “Let me see what I can do to help!” He called Purdue Airlines and mentioned Sally’s situation. They invited her to come over, loved her and offered Sally her first job in the airline industry.
Sally was on the original team that started Southwest Airlines. She is pictured (upper left) standing at the bottom of the Airstairs, a product built by her husband Thomas’ company. She was the President of the very first class of Flight Attendants (above in front row at far right).
Sally was a trendsetter at Southwest. Here she is pictured at left in their world famous “go-go” boots and mini-skirt.