Keep saying yes. Beth Stanton

It doesn't matter if you don't fit the stereotype. You can still say yes to what brings you alive.



About this Episode

In this episode we meet Beth Stanton, an aviator who broke through her own limits went out and did something she wanted to do even though she didn't fit the typical stereotype of who does aerobatic flying.



Some of our favorite quotes

I literally woke up one day and said it would be cool to fly a helicopter. So I went online and googled, How to learn how to fly a helicopter.

How do you know when a pilot enters the room? They tell you!

I was forced to do all of the things I thought I couldn't do.

Less than 6% of pilots are women.

People are excited to see women in aviation.

If you see a couple around an airplane, please don't assume the man is the pilot.

I look for the day when we are no longer called women-pilots, we are just pilots.

I was compelled beyond any rational thought.

You have to own it and put it out there in the world; that's where the magic starts to happen.


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Watch Beth fly aerobatics in the experimental Lazer






How it all began. Unusual attitude flying with Wayne Handley in his Extra 300.





First contest, first win. Three generations of aerobats - mentor Dave with his mentor Dagmar.

Team 59AC Flying Circus.

Beth getting ready to fly the Lazer at the Coalinga Western Showdown.

Happiness is a red Pitts biplane.

Happiness is a red Pitts biplane.


Flying aerobatic gliders led to Beth's first article on the cover of the July 2015 issue of EAA Sport Aviation magazine featuring Luca Bertossio's airshow debut at AirVenture 2015.

Flying aerobatic gliders led to Beth's first article on the cover of the July 2015 issue of EAA Sport Aviation magazine featuring Luca Bertossio's airshow debut at AirVenture 2015.

Flying aerobatic gliders led to Beth's first article on the cover of the July 2015 issue of EAA Sport Aviation magazine featuring Luca Bertossio's airshow debut at AirVenture 2015.

Inspiring women and girls. Speaking at the Women in Aviation International conference, Nashville, TN.

Women of Aviation Week, Livermore, CA.


Beth Stanton

Experimental Lazer, 230 hp, rated +10 / -10 Gs.

Beth with innovators at AirVenture 2019, Marcus Leng of BlackFly and Eric Lindbergh of VerdeGo Aero.

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About Beth Stanton

Beth majored in English because it involved the least amount of math. She finds it hilarious that now she is a pilot and writes stories about airplanes and technical stuff. For more from Beth, read the Innovation section each month in EAA Sport Aviation magazine.


Blog posts by Beth Stanton





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