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I can address questions about airline pilot employment & entry level airline careers in the United States, women pilots, flight training, pilot certification, U.S. flight scholarships (mostly for women), aviation & airline safety topics, aviation accident investigation and airline operations. ***Please note, I cannot address flight training & career queries from outside the United States, or aero engineering degree programs/careers, aviation management topics. ****

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Airline captain with 15 years past experience in airline ground operations. I have previously flown as a commercial skydive pilot & ferry pilot and majored in Aviation Science


International Organization of Women Pilots- The Ninety-Nines, charter member of Women In Aviation International, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association, Air Line Pilots Association.


Embry Riddle Aeronautical University; Aviation Safety/Accident investigation.

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2015-08-26 aviation careeer:

Yvonne    You state you are living in Swaziland and I cannot address what is required in Africa as the requirements may be different than in the United States. I suggest you search the companies where

2013-07-16 aviation shcools in usa:

Esther    I cannot recommend any specific school as I have no experience with any of them nor am I aware of what each offers compared to the other. (When I did my training in the 90's, I did so in a flying

2013-04-16 career in accident investigation:

While I have had training in the investigative proceedure of aviation accidents for my degree and have studied accidents/incidents for years, I personally have not applied for a job with the NTSB as I

2012-12-07 High School- Considering aviation as a future career:

Swayne    1.) What should I think when I get responses from online forums or people who tell me to run?    It's definitely something to consider. Everyone's experience is a bit different and unfortunately

2012-10-04 my dream is to be a pilot:

What kind of flying would you like to do? Corporate? Airline? Other?    Yes, it's true that it's tough to get financial aid, grants or loans to fly these days. With the failures of Freddie Mac and Fannie


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