Love of flying leads Aspinwall pilot to position with Boeing
Before she had her driver's license, Brooke Gladstone was taking the controls and flying a plane.
Gladstone, 23, of Aspinwall has been a licensed pilot since she was 17. She's taking that love of aviation to Charleston, S.C., where she'll work for Boeing in its propulsion systems division. She previously interned with the company in Huntington Beach, Calif., and Seattle.
“I wanted to stay on the East Coast, and then they got me that job from there,” Gladstone said.
She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in May with a master's degree in materials science and engineering, and a year earlier with a bachelor's degree in materials science and engineering and biomedical engineering.
Gladstone said she began flying at an early age with her father.
“Ever since I was little, I'd go up with him and he'd let me take the controls,” Gladstone said.
Like her father, Gladstone views flying as a hobby. Her first solo flight came when she was 16.
“It's really quiet because no one's there to talk to,” Gladstone said.
Getting her license meant being allowed to take passengers when she flies.
With a move to Charleston this summer, Gladstone said she is excited to explore her new city. She's also eager to get to work for the company.
“I'm excited to stay there longer than just an internship, so I can follow through on projects instead of leaving after my couple months are over,” Gladstone said.
Tom McGee is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513, or email@example.com.
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