I’m just a regular girl living a regular life, doing what works for me.
I piloted the Boeing 777, 767, 757, 747, 737, 727, Airbus A319 and A320 as an international airline pilot/captain for United Airlines.
I flew for Eastern and Pan Am regionals before that. On my way to becoming an airline pilot, I worked as a flight instructor, charter pilot, freight pilot, aerial sightseeing tour pilot and aircraft repossessor. I’ve flown planes as tiny as a car and widebody aircraft larger than a football field.
Today only 5% of pilots are female, a number essentially unchanged since Amelia Earhart’s era. Of those, less than 1% are Captains. I want to change this. My dream now is to help other young women rock STEM fields!
I am Chairman for the Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots and Scholarship Chairman for the Mid-Atlantic Section, active member of ISA+21 (International Society of Women Airline Pilots), and of WAI (Women in Aviation Organization International), published aviation author and First Place winner in the Pennwriters Conference competition.
I am a motivational speaker and STEM education advocate – available to speak at schools, libraries, books clubs, businesses and associations. Just ask!
For an insider look at life behind the cockpit door, check out my book on Amazon: Jet Boss