Loretta Jones has been a licensed pilot since 1957. She has earned all ratings through Air Transport Pilot and is a certificated flight examiner. Loretta estimates that she has logged more than 25,000 hours of flying. Her pioneering spirit has helped pave the way for increased flying opportunities for those who were once known as "girl pilots." She has instructed nearly 1,000 student pilots during the past 40 years. She was instrumental in changing hiring policies at airlines, and even trained the first female United Airlines pilot among her countless students.