Safety Conference Speakers - Andrea Deyling

Speaker Andrea Deyling ’19 began flying airplanes at Kent State University as a flight student and then an instructor. She transitioned to airships, first flying traditional blimps and later semi-rigid Zeppelins with technology such as fly-by-wire systems and vectored thrust/hover capabilities. Her airship career has ranged from commercial passenger operations to scientific missions requiring Naval Aviation Survival Training. Andrea also spent several years working and sailing on educational tall ships and had the opportunity to circumnavigate the world. Many skills and experiences from the aviation and maritime industries have positively transferred between her two professions and led to a position working with eVTOL aircraft operating over water. Andrea recently returned to Ohio and is a pilot for Goodyear Airship Operations.
Degrees BS in Aerospace Flight Technology/Kent State University Honors College
Hometown Maple Heights, OH
Current Location Wingfoot Lake Airship Base
Job Title Pilot, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Previous Roles Kitty Hawk/Pilot and Safety Instructor (eVTOL aircraft). Airship Ventures/Zeppelin Pilot. High Degree Operations/Chief Airship Pilot. Kent State University/Flight Instructor.
Years of Experience 20 years
Aircraft Currently Flying Zeppelin NT
Aircraft Previously Flown Airships, eVTOL aircraft, single and multi-engine Cessnas and Pipers
Flight Hours 4,000 total (3,000 airships, 1,000 airplanes)
Presentation Maintaining Proficiency after Flight Training After leaving the flight training environment, professional pilots normally receive formal training only once or twice a year, and for general aviation pilots, the time frame is commonly even longer. Learn various methods to maintain the utmost competency in the cockpit after flight training. This presentation includes the personal tactics of professional pilots hailing from a broad range of backgrounds and flight environments. Take away techniques and practices that you can implement in your flying to achieve the highest level of proficiency and safety wherever your flight path takes you.