Hello, and thank you for reading my story!
My name is Dayna, and I am a single mom of 1 boy, an occupational therapy assistant, and an aspiring commercial airline pilot! I currently am working on completing my private pilots license with around 50 hours, prepping for my checkride to become official!
My dream started when I was just a child,always looking to the sky, frequenting airshows and beginning flight school at age 15! Unfortunately, funding flight school at that age became out of my budget, and Iwish every day that I had found a solution to complete it then! My life took a different journey instead of the planned Air Force route, instead I became a mom to my now 6 year old! Raising him on my own,working full time and paying bills has left flight training, and putting my true passion on hold!
After watching my dad pass away, who was the only one who believed in me at 15,I decided life is too short to not follow your dreams, and to inspire your children todo the same. I began flight training right as covid 19 began. Although during this time I had a forced transition in careers and relocated with my sister to save on expenses, covid 19 allowed me to have more time to study, and to further my knowledge as a pilot.
I have made so many sacrifices to follow this career path, and am continuing to find it through various side jobs such as working home health with various health companies, refurbishing furniture, and picking up night shifts as a waitress. The roadto an airline pilot is expensive, and my plan is to fundraise as much as possible before placing the remaining debt into a loan.
I plan to increase the 4% of woman in the industry and to inspire young women to fulfill their dream, and to never stop improving their self!
thank you for your generosity, it will truly take me so far!
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