Director of the Upton Municipal Airport, commercial pilot & rural airstrip advocate
Listen to Lori's Story.
Lori Olson came from a flying family in Upton, Wyoming. Her dad was a navigator in WWII, and used his plane as a way to commute in rural Wyoming for her family growing up in Upton, Wyoming. When Lori moved back to Upton with her husband and twin daughters, the urge to fly became so strong she couldn't ignore it. Lori has a commercial license and flies backcountry, runs the Upton Municipal airport (and saved it from being turned into a dump!), and leads a statewide task force to save other rural airstrips around the state. Lori's next big goal is to get her Certified Flight Instructor license -- look out for Lori's flight school in Upton, Wyoming in the near future!
During our interview, Lori and I talk about her dream to fly and how her world has changed from following her heart and pursuing her dream to fly.