New Year, New Goals for flyGIRL

New Year, New Goals for flyGIRL

There are a few different components to flyGIRL.  There’s the company that produces retail products, which funds scholarships.  There’s The Fly Foundation, which is the non-profit portion that distributes the scholarship(s).  And then, there’s me, flyGIRL Natalie...
OMG-I’m A Commercial Pilot!  Now What?

OMG-I’m A Commercial Pilot! Now What?

My commercial rating was finally bagged, unexpectedly, two days ago. Woohoo!  I say unexpectedly because the weather was forecasted to be between MVFR and IFR and so, mentally, I was preparing to only get the oral portion completed.   Mother Nature changed her mind! ...
Female Fighter Pilot Jeannie Leavitt

Female Fighter Pilot Jeannie Leavitt

As a strong woman catalyzing a series of uncharted, yet necessary transformations in gender roles, Jeannie Leavitt upholds a fierce determination for change.  By: Haley Guerin  A catalyst of social change, a stellar intellectual, and a revolutionary leader in The...
What Are Aviation Explorers?

What Are Aviation Explorers?

Many years of my life were spent living in a very small town, surrounded by extended family members. I loved the years of my youth spent there and wouldn’t trade them for anything. My children will never know the real meaning of complete boredom because they’ve always...
Challenges of Flying and Life

Challenges of Flying and Life

The fall and fast-approaching winter weather has brought on many challenges with flight training.  My commercial rating is so close to apprehension.  The written exam has been successfully passed.  The flight maneuvers have been practiced over and over again.  My...