On a whim, Nancy Rohr signed up for a Private Pilot Ground School at age 30, and she was hooked. "Learning to fly gave me a tremendous sense of freedom and confidence," she says. "That I could fly around the state of Virginia and find my way back home again was the coolest thing in the world!"
Now an ATP with Gulfstream G-159, HawkerSiddeley HS-125, Canadair CL-600, and Bombardier Global Express BBD-700 type ratings, Nancy is a simulator instructor on the Global Express with Flight Safety International as well as a contract pilot. Of her dream job, Nancy says, "I get to meet and teach pilots from all over the world. There is a lot of autonomy in the job; I work one on one with the flight crew and no one is looking over my shoulder."
In her second term as Chairman of the Delaware Chapter, and also a Senior Navigator (mentor) with the Professional Pilot Leadership Initiative, Nancy is "committed to forwarding the acceptance of women in corporate aviation." Nancy's advice to others: "Study, discipline, integrity, determination, work at it, study, have a positive attitude, smile, be persistent… did I mention study? Your exceptional skills and your positive attitude have to stand out in a crowd in order to get the job. Yes, it still seems that a woman has to be better than a man to get the job and to get ahead in aviation. If you want the job you will have to be above average in everything you do."