Airline Flight Attendant Lessons (Season 2, Episode 16)

October 3rd, 2021

Airline flight attendant: Lessons in Life! Former flight attendant and career changer, Lynda Bouchard talks about all the things she learned as a flight attendant and what life is like as a flight attendant.  She lost flight attendant friends on 9/11 and that catapulted her to a new life where she used all of the tools and insights she had learned as a FA to soar into a new life! We discuss ignoring naysayers, breaking past comfort zones, pushing past your fears, and reinvention.  Flight attendants and pilots have many things in common!!

Volunteer Pilot Opportunities with Carley Walker! Public Benefit Flying (Season 2, Episode 15)

September 19th, 2021

DID YOU KNOW that pilots are needed as volunteers? Help others & build time in a variety of ways! Carley Walker talks about all of the many, many organizations that need your skills as a pilot to help others. Love animals? There's a job for you. Have a heart for medical patients? This is perfect. Love wildlife? Yes! There are opportunities for pilots that can help and build time! It's a win-win. We talk about the Air Care Alliance and how they help those in need and match your interests. STEM has become a huge focus for younger people and rightfully so! Carley teaches us about the non-profit that her dad started that matches pilots with school-aged kids who may need a little encouragement and guidance into the cockpit! HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?? Listen up!

Female Apache Pilot with GRIT! Shannon Huffman Polson (Season 2, Episode 14)

September 6th, 2021

Female Apache Pilot with GRIT! Shannon H Polson: Helicopters, Denali, doubt, change, failure, overcoming failure...There are so many lessons and insights Shannon provides from her personal journey as a military Apache helicopter pilot with some key lessons and words of wisdom for anyone on their own journey within aviation and beyond. We also get to hear some quirky WASP history while we get the inside scoop on her Denali climb. You will walk away with a renewed understanding and belief that adaptability is key in fulfilling your own purpose (whether it's passing a check ride or starting all over).

Pilots With Disabilities: Jessica Cox, World’s First Armless Pilot! (Season 2, Episode 13)

August 16th, 2021

Jessica Cox, World's first armless pilot! Pilots with disabilities: Her journey and future! She doesn't let anything stop her. Her mission is to help inspire others, especially those with disabilities, that they can "fly" too! We discuss her memorable Oshkosh cross-country journey, her first experiences in an airplane. We also talk about why the Ercoupe was her airplane of choice and her newest airplane project! She's working towards that RV grin. Want inspiration? Want to support Jessica? Listen and find out how you or your aviation community could help her realize her goal of encouraging other pilots with disabilities to keep aiming for the sky! Find Jessica Cox here: Facebook: @JCMSofficial Instagram: @rightfooted Website: www.jessicacox.com

Christy Wong-Career changer: CFI to corporate jet pilot, to YouTube host, to the airlines (again!!) (Season 2, Episode 12)

July 19th, 2021

Christy (@pilotchristy) is well-known for her inspirational aviation posts on Instagram.  She is beaming with positivity! There's a whole lot you probably don't know about Christy.  She hasn't always been in aviation and she has had her share of struggles! She's made all sorts of sacrifices to get where she is.  Her path has been riddled with lots of unexpected twists and turns.  Her wildest dreams have come true and she's been able to put herself in the perfect position as a pilot with lots of aviation education, knowledge, and an array of experiences.  She is not only a recent pilot but also a popular cohost on YouTube! We love her! 

Aerobatic Pilot Hoping To Make the USA Team! (Season 2, Episode 11)

July 5th, 2021

Aerobatic pilot with sweet King Air gig! One dream at a time-Montana girl competes for the U.S.?! Britt Lincoln went from student pilot to aerobatic competitions in no time! She keeps moving up in the aerobat pilot world and traveling the country for prizes! She hasn't always been a pilot. In fact, it's been less than 5 years. She jumped right in, full speed ahead. She trains several times a week while also maintaining her career as a professional King Air pilot. What motivated her to change course in her life? Circumstances and opportunities started popping up and she jumped in to a totally different way of life!!

We Are Off To The Races!! (Season 2, Episode 10)

June 23rd, 2021

We did it! We teamed up for the BIG AIR RACE CLASSIC! What's the ARC? Why compete? How'd we do…? Yes, Allyssa and I joined forces to compete in the historic female pilot air race: THE Air Race Classic! This race dates back to 1929.  So much to talk about!!! OUR RACE: How did it go? What did we do wrong? The entire event is filled with fun, confusion, planning, exhaustion, and, in our particular case, heat and lots of hand-flying!  Why do this!?!? Who can compete? All the things: ins and outs of joining the race, the process, the history, etc. It is such a great event for all aviatrices and female pilots-to-be! 

Who Makes The Big Aviation Events Happen? Lyndse Costabile! (Season 2, Episode 9)

June 7th, 2021

How do big airshow events and flyovers happen?  Who organizes these things? Lyndse's company, FundAv Consulting, LLC. That's who! Learn about the ins and outs of this unique line of work and why she loves it so much! She has her heart and hand in a myriad of aviation events and activities across the globe.  Lyndse organizes corporate travel, airshow events, personal and national fly-overs, film production, aircraft sales, talent management…the list goes on and on.  If you want to know anything about aviation, she probably knows the answer! This career is like no other.  It is possible to combine a philanthropic passion with history, aviation greats, and fun!   

Parachutist & World War II Re-enactor Kat Healey! (This is so cool) (Season 2, Episode 8)

May 24th, 2021

She parachutes to keep history alive! Kat Healey is a round canopy static line parachutist and World War II re-enactor who sometimes dresses as a spy. Her D-Day birthday fuels her love for veterans and has sparked her own interest in becoming a pilot! She is currently working on her private pilot's license. Learn about how she got into the world of performing in a parachute, where she trained, and how any civilian could do it too. Maybe you could check out her team's performance at your next air show!

News anchor to jet pilot! She’s a “Mover and a shaker!” Trust us, we know. (Season 2, Episode 7)

May 10th, 2021

News anchor turned jet pilot! This MEI runs her consulting business, and donates her twin Comanche to help others. Sounds like a dream life! What are the challenges? What does she want others to learn from her? After changing careers from the news desk to consultant, Stephanie has sky-rocketed from private pilot to jet pilot in a matter of months! Aviation has allowed her to do more of what she loves: to give. She and her husband use their MEI ratings and their twin Comanche to train others who need the rating to further their careers. They offer scholarships and often donate their time and airplane to help those that would struggle to finance the training themselves. Her heart is in multi-engine training! Stephanie also helps numerous aviation organizations including Women in Aviation, F.A.S.T., and OBAP (Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals). Her background as an anchor has provided excellent communications skills as an instructor. How could your background allow you to live your dream? On a personal note, Stephanie is the ultimate "mover and shaker", a great roommate😉, as well as a top-notch pilot!

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