VP of Business Development
Advanced Aircrew Academy
From the front desk of an FBO in Minnesota, to the captain's seat of a commercial airliner, Erika Armstrong has experienced everything aviation has to offer. During her piloting career, she was a Red Cross, charter, corporate, cargo, hazardous materials and air ambulance pilot and captain, flying 28 different aircraft before going to the airlines and eventually becoming captain on a B727-200. She is also an aviation professor at MSU Denver, VP of Business Development at Advanced Aircrew Academy and author of A Chick in the Cockpit.
Her experience is backed up by her education. She has three years of undergraduate journalism education from the University of Minnesota, a B.A. degree from the University of Denver in International Business and Economics and an M.S. in progress from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Most uniquely, Erika uses the power of social media (500,000 aviation followers) to educate and share the joys of aviation and to inspire the next generation of pilots.