In this interview with Juliet Grant Lindrooth, whose heart beats to the tune of an aircraft engine, learn how to have a successful career as an airline pilot and still raise your own children. Hear about an aspect of retirement planning you may have overlooked. And know that there is hope for bouncing back from the loss of your FAA medical...even after 8 years!
Embry Riddle graduate, Melinda Walton, paid her dues with years of flight instructing before moving into the airlines. Furloughed just after the 911 downturn, this stay-at-home mom was faced with the toughest decision of her life when she got the call-back six years later. Melinda now flies scenic tours of the Adirondacks and of the Lake Placid Winter Olympic venues out of Lake Placid Airport. When stepping into a small plane with Melinda, few would guess that they were, not only in the skilled hands of an experienced airline pilot, but also in the presence of a pilot who has flown royalty!
How does a military, Dental Hygentist--who never gave a thought to becoming a pilot--wind up behind the controls of an EMS Helicopter? How did she manage the roadblocks related to both gender and racial discrimination? Hear about a day in the life of Ife Caldwell and how she balances her impressive career with her most important job of all...motherhood!
In this inaugural episode retired corporate pilot, Karen Hawkins, interviews current corporate pilot Wendy Bradbury-Paver. Learn about the joys and pitfalls of women in corporate aviation, what has changed in twenty years...and what has not. Hear how one woman deals with the gender issues encountered and how she balances career and family life.