Meet Janice Driscoll, Chief Flight Instructor!

As part of our celebration of PFT women in aviation, we’re featuring Janice Driscoll, our Chief Flight Instructor, in this blog post!

Janice’s love for aviation began at a young age, as her parents had their private pilot certificates and she would fly along with them. She finally took flying lessons herself as a young woman in Readington, NJ and was “hooked”! She says “I had some great instructors that encouraged me through my training, even when I was struggling they kept me on track all the way to my instructor ratings.”

When asked what she loves about her job, Janice says, “ I love instructing. I love being a mentor to students. I love seeing their progress and accomplishments. Their expressions of joy on their 1st solo or when they pass their check ride. It’s an awesome feeling for me to know that I in some way helped them.” What Janice loves about Piedmont Flight training in particular is “the comradeship of our flight instructors. We are like a family ready to help each other out. We have a wonderful school, with great aircraft and awesome crew.”

Janice has some advice for young women considering a career in aviation: “It’s an awesome career, not always easy, sometimes darn right hard….but do not give up. If you are struggling, find a mentor, someone you can talk with, share your thoughts, your struggles and your victories…someone who will keep you focused and on track.”