“Sometimes you don’t know what you want to do until it hits you in the head. That’s what happened to me, I was bounced around in a Cessna 182 on a clear blue day and I hit my head in the ceiling.”
“The longer you remain in this industry, the more people you know that pass away because of accidents that could’ve been prevented.”
This quote will forever stick in the mind of Claudia, founder of The CoderPilot because sadly she has seen its truth in her own life.
The incidents she has seen personally, combined with the stories she had heard of “it was so close,” and the multiple hearts jumping out the chest flights with students, inspired her to create The CoderPilot. It is her way of giving back to the industry that she has come to love and wants to see overcome avoidable accidents. By providing digital resources that are educational but fun, she wants to increase safety, increase proficiency and help decrease accidents. Countless hours of ground sessions with students, private pilots, airline pilots, and military pilots provided inspiration.
From 2011 to now, Claudia has been an active flight instructor, sometimes doing it full-time and sometimes doing it part-time when necessary. But she committed to never giving it up.
She has published an article in the 99s international magazine where she has also served as chairman for her local chapter, and webmaster for her section. She has also been interviewed in AOPA flight training magazine. She worked with Airshow Performer Sean D Tucker and his nonprofit organization Every Kid Can Fly. Claudia was the first instructor to solo a student for Every Kid Can Fly and was covered in AOPA Pilot as well as local newspapers.
Using her background as a co-site director for the NASA STEM/ Coderdojo K-12 programs and as an airline pilot, Claudia has used her unique path to help her develop an often quirky but effective way to problem solve and teach others. Claudia’s journey has been fueled by an unrelenting passion for empowering people and sharing what she learned.
Join Claudia and The CoderPilot’s vision to increase awareness and safety in the industry by exploring the available resources.
Software Engineer – Jack Henry
Flight Instructor – United Flight Services
Founder/Creator – The CoderPilot Cartoons