Born in England but raised in Burbank, California, Abingdon Mullin is unlike most CEOs. She has a serious spirit for adventure and excitement, especially when it has to do with flying. At the age of 14, she first took interest in aviation. Her fascination grew and followed her through college and her service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Africa. By the time she hit 22, she couldn't wait any longer and she finally earned her private pilot certificate after just 34 days of training.
The young pilot has carried her adventurous spirit to the corporate world as well, working as CEO of The Abingdon Co., which specializes in high-end traveling timepieces and paper airplane jewelry for female adventurers like herself. She also serves as the driving force behind The Abingdon Crew, a group of high-flying and talented female pilots that include acrobatic performers Melissa Pemberton and Jacquie Warda.
When she isn't working on acquiring her seaplane license or teaching at Elite Flight Training and Management flight school in Las Vegas, you can catch her somewhere around the world as she ferries small jets and airplanes internationally. Her flying skills were made immortal by her performance as Ariel Tweto's flight instructor on the Discovery Channel's reality show Flying Wild Alaska in 2012. Her company runs the annual It's About Time scholarship to give women from around the world the chance to come out to the International Women in Aviation Conference so they can learn about all the various jobs in the aviation industry and where they might fit into it.