Hello everyone! My name is Nancy Snyder and I am entering my senior year
here at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. I am 21 years old and love to
fly.

When I was little my mother always used to put my hair in curlers and dress
me up in dresses every time we went out on one of her flights. She is a flight
attendant for United Airlines and will be enjoying retirement from the
company this August.

My passion for aviation came at a young age. Since my mother worked for
the airlines I was always around the aviation industry. The freedom the
industry can provide is just amazing. Here today and gone tomorrow.

I currently just received my commercial certificate and I am now working on
my CFI. I have flown Cessna 172's that have had round dials and glass
cockpits, the Piper Arrow, and a Diamond Eclipse (DA20). I have flown in
California and in Florida, but my majority of my flying has been in Florida. I
first started flying in California. The mountains and hills were beautiful to look
at while flying on training flights. In 2007 I attended a solo camp here at
Embry-Riddle. The solo camp was for 2 and a half weeks and at the end of
the course I soloed. The experience was amazing and the friends I made
back then I still see them today here at Riddle. Unfortunately, I didn't fly for
a year and a half after that due to finances. I finally started up again the
summer of 2009 and finished my private course in 3 weeks at American
Flyers in Pompano Beach, FL. I flew and did ground training for 8 hours a
day. It was a fire hose of information but it was totally worth it.

My over all dream for my career is to someday work for the major airlines.
Since my mother worked for United I would one day like to work for them.
For my goals after graduation I would like to be a full time Flight Instructor
here at Riddle to build time. I graduate in May of 2013 and I cannot wait!

My first solo experience was interesting. On my first solo I was trying to call
tower for takeoff. I eventually got frustrated and called ground to verify my
frequency. It turned out that I had the wrong frequency and the tower I was
trying to call was 20 miles away. It seemed like forever till I finally got to get
off the ground and when I did it was an experience to remember. It was a
weird feeling knowing that the seat next to you was empty and it was very
peaceful not having someone talking in your ear.

What activities do you suggest for young children or young adults to
prepare them for a career like yours? What are your future plans?
My suggestion to them would be to just get involved. Attend local air shows
or exhibits. Maybe have them go on a discovery flight. Aviation is for anyone.
You just have to find your passion within it. Being in aviation doesn’t mean
you only have to be a pilot. You have other avenues such as being an Air
Traffic Controller or being involved with Aviation Safety. The opportunities
are endless. For my future plans, I plan to graduate college and open a new
chapter in my life. I hope to get hired by a regional and then move up to the
majors. Maybe one day you will see me out there.
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and educate girls about
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and educate girls about
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