Danielle Donovan (right) and Mary Kuehn (not
pictured) made the longest flight of their careers
in January when they visited Donovan’s mother,
Kelly (left) in Sarasota, Florida.
DONOVAN’S mother kickstarted her training.
“She has been my backbone and I
couldn’t do this without her,” Donovan
says. “She covered my private and instru-ment
Further training is up to Donovan.
“I worked fulltime at the airport while also
attending college,” she says. “I borrowed additional
money to cover my training, and, I’m okay with that,
because I am investing in my future.”
Aviation offers countless opportunities. Some
flight students continue toward their original goal;
others refine their goals as they discover their options.
“I could become a fighter pilot,” Hendricks says. “I
could fly for the airlines. I could ferry wealthy indi-viduals
in private jets. I could fly just to fly!”
The aviation community comprises instructors,
pilots and support crews, male and female.
“Everyone, genuinely, wants everyone to succeed,”
Donovan says. “The people I have met in my train-ing
are among the finest I’ve known, and they only
make me love what we do even more. It’s no secret
that there are relatively few women in aviation, but
that is changing. I feel this community to be the
most empowering place a woman can find herself.
Flying is awesome, and it’s even better with friends.”
Kuehn credits her inspiration to some female
flight attendant friends.
“My flight training experience has been amazing,
thanks to great instructors and students at my flight
school,” she says. “It’s so encouraging, to have every-one
helping others achieve dreams of taking to the
Aytona agrees. “If you work hard and strive for
excellence, you will succeed, regardless of gender.”
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