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I can address questions about airline pilot employment and airline ground service careers in the United States, women pilots, flight training, flight scholarships (mostly for women), 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 pilot since 2001 (currently on the B737) with 15 years past experience in airline ground operations.


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


Embry Riddle Aeronautical University; Aviation Safety/Accident investigation

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2015-04-26 Time Building:

Sharon    I don't doubt there are some small operators who may be discriminatory as you describe. However, I did find that being a woman had it's benefits. For instance, another jumper could be accommodated

2015-04-22 Time Building:

Sharon    There are many who do not want to become a CFI to build time. I was one of them. There are options but what will be available to you depends on who is operating in your area and if you are insurable

2015-04-07 regional airline hiring:

- Has there been a substantial decline in flight school enrollment or people dropping out of flight schools through out the country due to the strict 1500 hour/atp rule?  In another words, has the new

2015-03-24 regional airline hiring:

Ian    The forecasts I have seen project the majors losing about 18,000 pilots by 2022 due to retirement attrition and there were just under 18,000 pilots were flying for the regional carriers in 2010

2014-10-07 Private aircraft landing on International and Domestic Airports:

They may land at any airport, domestic or international, that does not prohibit that type of traffic.  For example, in the USA, a pilot would consult the airport facility directory for that field to see


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