I sit down with 787 pilot Donna Miller to talk about her journey from flying lessons in Korea to flying one of the most advanced aircraft in the world. Starting with equating finances and purchases to literal minutes of flying time, then flying and
unloading car parts in Mexico during the week and skydivers on the weekend. Chipping away and continually driving towards becoming an airline pilot - only a few months before September 11, 2001.
Donna then tells amazing stories about meeting and flying some of the largest legends in aviation:
- Elray Jeppesen father of modern aviation charts,
- Louie Zamparini - subject of Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken,
- Emily Warner, first woman captain of a US airline,
- Bob Guilliland, the first pilot of the SR71 Blackbird,
- Eileen Collins, first woman commander of the Space Shuttle - and the story of one amazing necklace,
- and Neil Armstrong. Yes, that Neil Armstrong.
Donna is a member of and author for the 99's
(International Organization of Women Pilots), Women in Aviation, ISA+21, the Experimental Aircraft Association.