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September Chapter Meeting - Training Highly Technical Professionals: Pilot Training at UPS

  • September 27, 2016
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • UPS Flight Training Center 802 Grade Lane, 40213 (Bld 31)


Training Highly Technical Professionals: Pilot Training at UPS
Captain Bethany Miller

**Special Note**

You must sign up no later than Tuesday September 20th. Security will print an ID badge and needs one week’s notice for final names.

Part 1:  Learn about training highly technical professionals and pilot training at UPS Airlines

Part 2: Discuss simulator training and instruction, sit in the cockpit of a heavy jet aircraft simulator, view simulated flight, and see the technology that enables pilots to be qualified in all flight conditions and emergencies.

Part 3: See advanced technology for pilot training in the Virtual Procedures Trainer, work with a pilot iPad EFK (Electronic Flight Kit), and talk with UPS pilot instructors.

Part 4: Watch simulators in motion as pilots train in advanced flight skills, visit pilot briefing rooms, and try your hand at using the emergency equipment found on aircraft.



You will need a state or federal photo ID to enter the facility. There is a security checkpoint and once on property you will be escorted by a UPS employee at all times.

No entry will be permitted after 4:55pm because of the security process.

There will be a lot of walking and standing during this tour. Please dress comfortably for walking and standing.

Please wear pants (no skirts or dresses) as we will be going into a simulator and maneuvering to sit in the seat is difficult.

Please wear closed-toe, low heel shoes. The simulator facility has a metal open-grate bridge to cross when entering the simulator from the hallway.

There is one double set of stairs to climb at the training facility. Most of the tour is on this second floor and there is no convenient elevator.

Photos allowed only in designated areas or when permitted by the UPS escorts.

The tour will move quickly, so please ask questions when you think of them. We don’t want you to miss anything interesting!

Tour size is limited to 50 people.


Bethany Miller is an aviator, businesswoman, writer and world traveler. She’s passionate about aviation, global affairs, art, and science. She currently works for UPS Airlines and is an MD-11 Captain and simulator check airman. She also works in management as a Flight Operations Technical and Safety Supervisor. Bethany is a combat veteran and served in the US Air Force for 20 years as a Command Pilot flying heavy cargo jets on global airlift missions. She held many leadership and staff positions, and retired in 2015 as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Bethany has a BS in Atmospheric Science from The Ohio State University (where she fell in love with chaos theory and thermodynamics), an MBA in Global Business from the Georgia Institute of Technology (where she completed international study programs in Argentina, the UAE, and India). She is currently a doctoral candidate at Université Paris-Dauphine writing her thesis on Flux Agents, a psychographic categorization of the agents of modern business.

Bethany has been published in Cake&Whiskey Magazine, MBA Women Magazine, fastcompany.com, and Levo.com, in addition to maintaining her own website Good Global Citizen which discusses business, the arts, and global issues.    

For more information about Bethany’s other work or to connect with her, visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethanyjjmiller





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