October
2021

Evey Cormican

Airline: United Airlines
Crew Position: Captain
Aircraft: Boeing 757/767
Domicile: Newark, New Jersey

What is the year and location of the flight school you attended?

Evey:
University of North Dakota: 1987-1990

What airplanes have you flown during your career?

Evey:

Cessna 150/152/172/180/182/210/310/320/414/421, Mooney M20J, Stearman M75, Piper Seneca/Aztec/Navajo, King Air 200, Metroliner, ATR42, ATR72, BAEATP, B737-200 thru 900, B757-200/300, B767-200/300/400


Have you had/have any mentors throughout the years?

Evey:
Many, mostly men, however my first female mentor was my second flight instructor.  We talk to this day!

How did you become interested in aviation?

Evey:
This is one of my favorite stories.  An assignment was given to me in middle school.  Go interview a person doing a job you think you can NOT do.  I ended up at the airport, liked airplanes, never dreamed of flying one.  In my head only men, specifically military men, became airline pilots.  I interviewed a flight instructor; he took me flying and I was bit hard by the aviation bug… Thank you teachers everywhere who think out of the box!

Do you have any future aviation goals you hope to achieve?

Evey:
My goal is to change the training industry by utilizing modern technologies to enhance safety, standardization, and enjoyment in pilot training.  I started a virtual reality pilot training company 4 years ago and look forward to seeing the shift coming to an airline near you soon!

Can you tell us a little about your Breast Cancer journey?

Evey:

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What have been some recent challenges you have faced?

Evey:
Trying to make a generational leap in pilot training has been met with a LOT of resistance.  “We have always done it this way, this way is proven, why should we change something that works good? My answer; “Good is the enemy of great!”

What would you say to girls looking to become an airline pilot?

Evey:
Great choice!  How can I help?  

What do you feel is a benefit to being an ISA+21 member?

Evey:
It is a safe zone for all! Talking to fellow aviatrixes from around the world and discussing issues and identify solutions is extremely fulfilling. I am at the point in my career where I can look back and reflect, to better understand what went well and what could have gone better.  Having the opportunity to share that with other members and provide mentoring makes my heart smile.

Evey Capt Club
Evey was inducted into the
ISA+21 Captain's Club at the 2021 Atlanta Conference