"The best thing that I ever did for my career was take that airline job in Nigeria, which led me to Malaysia, and eventually to my current job," she says, "Make your resume interesting by diversifying it in ways that you feel passionate about. If you love seaplanes, get your seaplane rating. If you love teaching, become not only a flight instructor but also a ground instructor. Do something that makes your resume stand out," Kimberly says. 'And, most importantly of all, never allow the inevitable obstacle deter you from pursuing your passion. You won't get every job that you apply for and you won't grease every landing. But, make your pilot group the supportive type, encourage each other, focus on your goals, and keep flying! " she says.
Kim: Time management is extremely important. Our daughter is the most important part of our lives. My mother is a huge help watching her when we're both gone flying. I work a rotation of 17 days away and 17 days home, so my husband usually tries to plan his time away based on when I’m home.
Can women pilots 'have it all'? Family, kids, a flying career and a life?
Kim: It is possible to have it all, but not always all at the same time. I am finishing up my Master’s degree, I work full-time and teach undergraduate Aviation Science classes online. I am a wife, a mother, and a daughter. It is difficult to juggle it all, but it can be done with a support team, including teachers, grandparents and a supportive spouse. And some seriously good time management."