The Matt Sodnicar Podcast

What happens in your life when you never say no to an opportunity? And you have laser focus on your goal?

Show Notes

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.
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What is The Matt Sodnicar Podcast?

The Matt Sodnicar Podcast. Founded on the belief that one need not be famous to tell a compelling story. Focused on turning points in business and in life, those moments that will inspire others.

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