Pilot in Pursuit - Lorin Ponton


Only 5.12% of America’s airline or commercial pilots are WOMEN. 

Furthermore, less than 3% of them are are BLACK.

And of that about 1% are Black women. So it’s no wonder that maybe you don’t know a pilot nor about the career opportunities in aviation. We sure didn’t, and our friend is out to change that. 

------->  This page was created to directly support our good friend, Lorin Ponton, on her dedicated pursuit of becoming a commercially rated pilot and instructor.   

If you know her personally, you know that Lorin is one of the most hardworking and ambitious of us all. 

Lorin is DOING IT!  She is getting her license and ratings WITH or WITHOUT our help.   As one of this generation's trail blazers, what better way to show her our love, respect, and proud support than to help her financially towards her goals. 

These funds will go specifically towards the cost of her rental fees for her flight time, study materials, other aviation tools and ultimately towards her goal of becoming a commercially rated pilot.  

We’d love for you to help us support her, if it’s $5 or $500, anything helps her continue her training. 

Follow Lorin's Journey here: https://www.instagram.com/xopilotlo/

***For those who’d like to better understand exactly how you’ll be supporting Lorin… keep reading below: 

For an idea on the magnitude of cost of this endeavor, below’s a generic minimum breakdown of the ratings needed to get to become a hire and their associated costs: 

If you’ve stuck around this long, you’ll see this is quite the investment just to be eligible to be paid to fly (and these are just the minimums - there are more ratings after this to become an instructor). 

Lorin has already accomplished the first step, one so many never grasp, getting her Private Pilot’s Certificate! Now, she’s moving towards completing her next two requirements to becoming a commercially rated pilot. 



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  • Marcus Woldridge 
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • Darletha Wells 
    • $22 
    • 4 mos
  • Georgette Polacci 
    • $22 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $22 
    • 4 mos
  • Ade Kolade 
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Hanna Baek 
Sacramento, CA
Lorin Ponton 
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