It’s Andrea Puccinelli, Helicopter Pilot! Season 3, Episode 3

May 15th, 2022

We are welcoming Andrea this week who will discuss what it's like bouncing from country to country, flying helicopters! Andrea has a huge presence all over the world. She is an entrepreneur and helicopter pilot who spends most of her time in the U.S. and Germany.  This episode gives us a perspective on what it's like to fly helicopters in Europe, as well as the U.S.  Andrea has her own special wisdom to share!

Meet the New Cohosts! Season 3, Episode 2

May 1st, 2022

Natalie is joined by her new cohosts Stephannniiiieeeee and Cooper the Pilot! Who are the new female pilots joining the podcast? Our new season has begun and we want you to call all of these women your friends in aviation! Cheers to the new chapter and new season!

Finding our way…The Corporate Contract Pilot life! Season 3, Episode 1

April 18th, 2022

New season, new cohosts, new guests, new topics! Season 3 has officially started! In Season 3's first episode, Natalie "flyGIRL Kelley" updates everyone on her new life as a corporate contract pilot. What do I like about this new position as a contract corporate SIC? What is contract flying or corporate flying all about? How did I get into it? Is it right for you? I am laying it all out there so that you know the ins and outs of this flying career!

USAF Brigadier General Brenda Cartier! Limitless?! (Season 2, Episode 19)

November 15th, 2021

USAF Brigadier General Cartier! Your ticket to a limitless life & unimaginable opportunities! YES! Brig Gen Brenda shares her story and her love of the military career she has built with the Air Force.  She did not have big dreams of a military life when she started out but life had a way of presenting opportunities and experiences that she could not ignore.  This commitment turned into something she had not planned and it has allowed unforeseen growth and possibility.  The wisdom she has gained compels her to demonstrate to others how big of a career they can have, no matter what their individual circumstances may be.  There are no limits!

Jolie Lucas/Mooney Girl: Aviation expertise melds with therapist career! (Season 2, Episode 18)

October 31st, 2021

Jolie Lucas has managed to combine all of her loves.  Her career as a therapist allows her to help those in another passion of hers, aviation. She is a private pilot with the unique ability to use her psychology knowledge and background to help others understand and use their mentality to be better pilots. She comes from an aviation family with many fond memories of travel. She began flying later in life and now expertly hosts and leads talks through AOPA, EAA, etc., and contributes to an AOPA blog.  She began the well-known course "Right Seat Ready" for copilots and family members of pilots with friend Jan Maxwell. She also co-founded Mooney Girls for dedicated and proud Mooney aircraft owners. Listen in on her story that includes a hair-raising, pivotal moment as a pilot. Lots of lessons to learn here! 

Erin Lear of the Lear Jet family! Her own BIG accomplishments & projects! (Season 2, Episode 17)

October 18th, 2021

Erin comes from the famous Lear Jet family. Her grandfather may have been the original founder of the world-famous Lear Jet but she is also building her own aviation legacy. She leads many STEM programs, serves as a mentor for pilots and pilots-to-be. She also has a passion for helping minorities and females. She demonstrates and believes in the eFlyer and loves to educate people on its progress and future as a truly viable option in air travel. We discuss her "AHA!" moment in her own flight training, which has helped lead her to the creation of pop-up schools for aviation and flight training.

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:

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