Caitlin Basilio has dreamed of becoming a pilot since she was a child but never believed a small-town-island girl could make being a pilot her career.
Her aviation journey began in 2019 while she was living in Seattle, WA. Caitlin was born and raised in Mililani and graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore. in 2014 with her Bachelor of Arts in psychology and rhetoric and media studies, working in journalism and marketing.
As a recipient of the 2020 AAUW Honolulu Tweet Coleman Aviation scholarship, Caitlin was able to complete her Private Pilot License in August 2020 and is now working on her Instrument rating. The pandemic led to her switching gears as she now works as a high school math teacher. This newfound passion for teaching excites her for when she one day obtains her Certified Flight Instructor rating and can share her passion for flying with student pilots!