Frontier's Travel Blog

Stories from the Skies: Celebrating World Pilots Day

Posted on Apr 25, 2024|By Stacey Van Cleve

To commemorate World Pilots Day, let's delve into the inspiring journeys of Kaitlyn Wood, Staci Sneed, and Genesah Duffy—three exceptional pilots from Frontier Airlines. Each of them has a unique story to share, highlighting the remarkable experiences that shape our skies and connect us. 


Kaitlyn Wood: Connecting the World Through Aviation 

Kaitlyn has been soaring the skies for over seven years, bringing her passion for aviation to new heights daily. Based out of Orlando, Florida, Kaitlyn enjoys using aviation to impact the world around her positively. From building lifelong relationships to inspiring the next generation of aviators, Kaitlyn sees flying as a universal tool connecting people from around the globe. Her journey began with her father, a retired US Army Special Forces member turned flight controls engineer, whose love for aviation ignited Kaitlyn's own. Witnessing the first taxi tests of Northrop Grumman's X-47B sparked her fascination with flying, leading her to pursue her dream of becoming a pilot. Kaitlyn's advice to future pilots? Never stop being a student. Embrace the endless opportunities for learning and exploration that aviation offers, and the sky's the limit. 


Staci Sneed: Embracing the Variety of Aviation 

With over three decades of flying experience, Staci knows that no two days in the cockpit are the same. Since joining Frontier in 2000, she's been based in various cities nationwide, from Denver to Chicago to Orlando. What she loves most about being a pilot is its variety—every flight presents new challenges and keeps her engaged. Staci's journey began with a family friend who took her up for her first flight, igniting her passion for aviation. Her advice to aspiring pilots? Pursue your dreams relentlessly. Aviation can be a tough industry, but the rewards are worth it. Be open to new adventures, and enthusiastically embrace the ups and downs. 


Genesah Duffy: Finding Freedom in the Skies 

Genesah earned her commercial pilot certificate in 2014 and has been with Frontier for almost two years. Based out of TPA, she cherishes the breathtaking views that flying offers, whether cruising at 37,000 feet or soaring above the clouds in a small plane. After leaving the military, Genesah sought something beyond the ordinary 9-5 life and found her calling in aviation. A discovery flight at her local airport sealed the deal, and she hasn't looked back since. Genesah's advice to future pilots? Believe in yourself. Despite the challenges you may face, stay positive, ask for help when needed, and take ownership of your mistakes. With determination and perseverance, you can turn your dreams of flying into reality. 


Celebrating Aviation Excellence 

On World Pilots Day, we salute Kaitlyn, Staci, and Genesah. Their passion, dedication, and love for aviation inspire us to reach new heights. Here's to the pilots who navigate our skies with skill, courage, and unwavering commitment. Happy World Pilots Day! ✈️🌍 

Share this post!
Facebook Facebook page or post blog Twitter Twitter page or post blog Email Email this blog post


Frontier's Travel Blog
Ready to Travel?