Aviation is not all passenger jets or Blue Angels whizzing around in the sky, there’s a lot more to it than that. Laura Laster, Director of Flight Operations at LeTourneau University, helps young people find their path to becoming a pilot. She’s been flying for 14 years and enjoying the unbeatable view along the way.
Women are typically the minority on the tarmac, but as Laura says,
“I do believe aviation is one big community, and women are a part of that community. I once flew with another pilot who commented after the flight that he wasn’t sure what to expect when flying with a woman, but he was happy that I turned out to work well with him to accomplish our job. That sums it up: aviation is both men and women working together to accomplish the objectives.
Don’t fixate on the fact that you’re a woman in a man’s world. The airplane does not know if you’re male or female. Focus on learning to fly the best you can, and people will respect you for it!”
Ladies, one of the most inspiring jobs on the planet is calling your name. Put in the hours of hard work and make your way to the sky.