About Me

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Commercial Airline Pilot – Captain – currently flying for a major U.S. Carrier

Qualified on aircraft: Boeing 767, 757, 737, Airbus 320, Lockheed L-188 (civilian P-3) and Convair 580 –  flying International and domestic routes, military contracts

Flight and Ground Instructor – Multi-engine Instructor, Commercial Flight Instructor, Commercial Flight Instrument Instructor, taught all levels of flying and ground schools

Qualified on aircraft: Various twin and single engine aircraft, various aerobatic aircraft

CNN Aviation Consultant

TV, media, radio, and news Aviation Consultant

Author – “Remove Before Flight” A reference book to empower passengers while increasing overall aviation and operational knowledge

Author – “Lost and Found” True story account of a mother’s struggle and sacrifice to save her son from a mystery illness

Guest Speaker – Numerous and various events in regard to aviation, health, and child development

Blogger – “CaptainLaura.com”, The Huffington Post, Mile Point, Flyer Talk

Social Medias – Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Google Plus, Youtube

Director of Operations – Wanda Collins Airshows, Inc.

Ninety- Nines International Woman Pilot’s Association – Awarded “Pilot of the Year” and Scholarship

Wife, Mother of 2, sister, daughter, friend!

CV Section:

The Jet Set TV Travel Talk Show – Guest on Season 2 episode #16 airing the week of September 16th, 2017 and episode #18 airing the week of September 28th, 2017. 13 million viewers across the country with several large networks – discussing the future of aviation along with climate change affecting air travel.

Travel Weekly magazine – Contributor to article on article “Warming trend: As the mercury rises, airlines’ operations may be impacted” by Robert Silk published August 28th, 2017.

KRON Channel 4 News, San Francisco Bay Area – Guest on primetime news with producer Mark Burnette and journalist Dan Kerman aired July 14th, 2017. A current story about the close call of Air Canada jet that was lined up to land on a taxiway full of airplanes.

KRON Channel 4 News, San Francisco Bay Area – Guest on primetime news with producer Mark Burnette and journalist Dan Kerman aired July 6th 2017. This was a story re-visiting the Asiana 214 accident at the SFO airport – over reliance on automation and lengthy rescue time.

The New York Times – Collaboration with Zach Wichter front page article “Too Hot for Takeoff: Air Travel Buffeted by a Capricious Climate” Published June 20th, 2017 is an excellent read about how the heating of the earth is affecting air travel

My Domaine – Travel Contributor with Lindsay Tigar to “8 Summer Vacation Ideas for When You Just Want To Escape the Crowds” article. Published May 28th, 2017 and profiles fabulous places to see and experience.

The Jet Set TV Travel Talk Show – Guest on episodes #46 airing across the country week of February 25th, 2017 and episode #49 airing the week of April 1st, 2017. www.TheJetSet.TV  Pilot guest answering questions from the viewers, discussing the book, and other great information.

Huffington Post – Travel writer Suzy Strutner – contributor on article “What Pilots Want You to Know” March 17th, 2017. You can read her great articles in the Travel section of the Huffington Post news.

Traveling with Francoise – Radio Show guest. Interviewed live streaming radio with Francoise on Money Radio February 12th, 2017. Sundays 11:00-1:00 on 1200AM and 101.1FM. www.travelingwithFrancoise.com under podcasts. Discussing book, flying, travel, and lots of fun stuff.

Just Do Your Dream – Profiled in book “Just Do Your Dream!” by Montrie Rucker Adams Dec 2016.  www.justdoyourdream.com under “Misc” profiles. Discussing perseverence and drive to achieve your goals and dreams.

Ready for Takeoff – Guest on Podcast with Dr. George Knolly – “Ready for Takeoff” episode RFT058  Dec 12th 2016. www.readyfortakeoffpodcast.com. Discussing flying, experience, the book

The Jet Set Tv Show – Pilot Guest – Travel Talk Show “The Jet Set” episodes for Oct 10th and Oct 17th 2016. www.TheJetSet.TV, syndicated across the nation, 1.1 million viewers

USA Today Contributor – Article written by Christopher Elliott discussing code sharing in the industry published Oct 17th 2016.

Reno Air Races – Guest Speaker for ALEX (Aerospace Learning Experience) speaking to over 1600 school children on field trips about aviation. September 14-18th 2016

The Boston LifeZette Magazine – Article written by Deidre Reilly  discussing the effects of September 11th on pilots and families. www.LifeZette.com  Published September 11th, 2016

CNN Aviation Consultant – Multiple story works since May 2015 in regard to aviation, safety and security

South Bay Magazine Profile – Article for Women in Business edition about Captain Laura. September-October 2015