CFI Close-Ups: Flight Instructor Q&A with Lauren Myers

We asked our flight instructor Lauren Myers, CFI,CFII,MEI about her experience and why she loves flying. Read more below!

Q: How did you get into flying?
A: I became a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines in 2015. I quickly knew I wanted to do more in aviation. I started my pilot journey in 2018.  

Q: When did you know you wanted to be a pilot?
A: I was tired of just being a flight attendant. So, in 2018 I decided to make a change a start working on my PPL.  

Q: What do you think is important when choosing a flight school?
A: Somewhere you feel comfortable, also where you feel you are going to have a positive learning environment.  

Q: What do you like most about being an instructor?
A: Watching my students thrive and learn new skills. Also, that I get to be a little part of the next generation of pilots.  

Q: What is your most memorable flying experience?
A: Taking my brother flying right after I received my PPL. We flew to KBQK did a touch and go then to KSSI for some Southern Soul BBQ.  

Q: What advice would you give students?
A: Trust the process. It can be slow and repetitive but practice makes perfect.  

Q: What advice would you give individuals interested in instructing?
A: It’s a lot of hours, dedication, and hard work, but super rewarding!  

Q: What’s next for you?
A: Currently building my hours, hoping to transition to the cockpit for Delta.  

Q: If you could fly anywhere, where would it be?
A: Croatia, it is my husband’s and my favorite country. We would love to own a home there on day.  

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