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Merryl Tengesdal

Merryl Tengesdal is a trailblazing American aviator, engineer, and retired United States Air Force officer who shattered barriers and achieved remarkable feats in the world of aviation. Born in the Philippines and raised in New York, Merryl’s journey to becoming a pioneering pilot was marked by her unwavering determination and love for the skies.


Tengesdal made history as the first African-American woman to become a U.S. Navy aviator and later the first African-American woman to pilot a U-2 spy plane. Her exceptional skills as a pilot earned her a place in the elite group of aviators tasked with conducting high-altitude reconnaissance missions.


In addition to her aviation achievements, Merryl Tengesdal holds a degree in aerospace engineering and has worked as an engineer, further contributing to her legacy in the aerospace industry.


Her remarkable career, marked by determination, perseverance, and groundbreaking achievements, has made Merryl Tengesdal a role model and an inspiration to aspiring aviators and young women pursuing careers in aviation and engineering.




Our booking team has successfully helped clients around the globe secure talent like Merryl Tengesdal for corporate events, speaking engagements, personal appearances and product endorsements for over 20 years. We take the time to listen and understand the needs of corporations and organizations looking to hire entertainers, musicians, speakers and other creative talent. Fill out a booking request form for Merryl Tengesdal to discuss your event. One of our team members will be happy to provide pricing guidance and availability for Merryl Tengesdal or any other talent you may be interested in.



Booking fees for Merryl Tengesdal, or any other artist, singer, or celebrity, are calculated based on a many different factors and can change at any time. Talent prices often vary in accordance with the nature of the event, talent’s current work schedule, the physical location of the event and performance length. The talent fees stated on this site are designed to serve as a guideline only. In some instances, the quote you receive may vary slightly from the given range. To receive the most current and up-to-date fee to book Merryl Tengesdal, please fill out our talent request form to speak with one of our experienced booking agents.



Anthem Talent Agency has successfully secured celebrity talent like Merryl Tengesdal for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. Being a full service talent booking agency, we have access to every celebrity, performer, speaker, or artist on the planet. Our experienced booking agents are happy to submit a formal offer on your behalf to the talent of your choice, lending you the benefit of our stellar reputation and long-established relationships in the entertainment industry. Tell us more about your event here, and one of our experienced agents will help you to hire Merryl Tengesdal or another celebrity of your choice for your upcoming event.



Anthem Talent Agency, acts as a “buyers agent” in the artist booking process. Why work with us? We exclusively represent corporations, event & conference planners, and private institutions, who are seeking to secure world-class performers, speakers, musicians, comedians, artists, magicians or celebrities for corporate events, private performances, appearances, speaking engagements & keynote lectures, commercials, or product endorsements & sponsorship opportunities. We have access to virtually all categories of talent.  Anthem does not claim to exclusively represent Merryl Tengesdal nor claim to be the exclusive agency for Merryl Tengesdal or any other talent listed on this site. For more information on how we work please visit our about us page. For the most recent updates please visit our blog. Still have questions? Please view our FAQ