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Females in Aviation, Past & Present

Retired corporate pilot, Karen Hawkins, interviews women from various aspects of aviation, be it private pilots, flight instructors, corporate pilots, airline pilots, astronauts, stunt pilots, military pilots, WASPS, air racers, bush pilots, helicopter pilots, crop dusters, air-traffic controllers, mechanics, dispatchers, aeronautical engineers and any other aviation professionals that come under the radar. Hear about the obstacle and successes of various women. Learn how they balance career with family, manage flying while pregnant or nursing, overcome gender/racial bias. Watch for news about female aviator groups, flying scholarships and tips for fun flying adventures!
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Jul 17, 2015

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!

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