Southwest emergency landing pilot Tammie Jo Shults is a pioneer with nerves of steel

As one of the first female fighter pilots in the U.S. military, Tammie Jo Shults, is no stranger to displaying 'nerves of steel. Cool, calm and deliberate, Shults brought her twin-engine Boeing 737 in for an emergency landing after the Southwest jet apparently blew an engine on a flight Tuesday from New York's LaGuardia airport to Dallas. Then she walked the aisles to check on each passenger personally, according to WPVI-TV. “The pilot Tammy Jo was so amazing! She landed us safely in Philly,” said Amanda Bourman, a passenger, on Instagram. Another passenger, Diana McBride Self, writing on Facebook, called Shults a true American Hero. Continue reading:.