This little girl has big dreams of growing up to be a pilot. However, everywhere she turned it seemed like she would get discouraging remarks, especially concerning her gender. UPS decided to step in and help make this girl’s dream come true. You’ll shed a tear when you hear her story.
20. Big Dreams
Taylor Peeff is a 10-year-old girl with some pretty big dreams and aspirations. From a young age many of us tend to have somewhat of a dream of what we’d like to be when we grow up. For young Taylor her sights are set pretty high!
19. A Pilot
Taylor has big dreams of becoming a pilot one day. In fact, it’s all she can ever think about and she’s had this dream since she was 4-years-old. However, not everyone has been encouraging of it.
“There was this one boy, he said ‘you can’t be a pilot because you’re a girl,” Taylor recounted. Her response? “Girls can do as much as boys can.” So that’s exactly what she set out to prove…
“Ever since I can remember Taylor’s wanted to be a pilot,” her mother said. When UPS heard about Taylor’s passion for becoming a pilot they knew they had to help make her dreams come true. So they did the unthinkable…
UPS decided to send Taylor over to UPS Worldport where she could experience, firsthand, what it would be like to be a pilot. When the young girl found out where she was being taken she couldn’t hold back her excitement!
15. Driving There
On the drive over to Worldport, Taylor’s mother revealed to the young girl what their plans were. “Are you excited?” her mother asked. “Yes. And I’m also hungry,” the girl said through giggles.
14. Special Tour
Once Taylor arrived she was introduced to UPS pilot Captain Gloria Hatcher. Pilot Hatcher was a great eye-opener to Taylor that she too could one day be a female pilot. Pilot Hatcher also brought something special with her…
13. A Uniform
Hatcher walked over to Taylor with something incredibly special. “We’ve got a UPS uniform for you!” she said, excitedly. Taylor couldn’t wait to go try it on.
Taylor was then given a tour around the premises and shown how the planes take off and how to commandeer them. Taylor went on to explain what she learned by stating that, “To be a good pilot, you have to have strength, you have to have good mind, you have to know how to engage people.”
11. Pure Happiness
Taylor couldn’t contain her happiness, especially when she was brought inside of a plane and allowed to sit inside and play with the controls. She thought her day couldn’t get any better. However, UPS still had one big surprise waiting for her…
10. A Surprise
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Taylor was then introduced to Captain Dave. As he shook her hand he asked her the most amazing question that she could ever be asked. “Would you like to go flying today?”
Taylor was then placed inside of a six-seater Beechcraft where she was embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. She was made co-pilot of the aircraft and was helping out Captain Dave on the flight. She couldn’t believe what was happening!
8. Take Off
The pair took off into the skies and Taylor was giggling with excitement the whole time. All she could see was clouds all around her as she sat in the co-pilot’s seat. Then Captain Dave did something even more extraordinary…
7. Hands Off
Captain Dave decided that he would really give Taylor a memory to remember. “You see out okay?” Captain Dave asked Taylor. “Yeah,” she responded. Then he said the unthinkable.
“I’m gonna take my hands off. You’re flying!” Captain Dave told Taylor. Taylor’s face was in shock and she flew the plane throughout the skies. “I’m flying!” the young girl said in astonishment.
5. Whole Time
“I haven’t touched the yoke in a minute and 30 seconds,” Dave said, “You’ve been flying the whole time! You are a natural pilot.” Taylor was blown away by both his words and the experience. She didn’t want to stop flying.
Finally, it was time for their plane to land. Captain Dave assisted in the landing but it truly felt like Taylor knew what she was doing. When she got on the ground Captain Dave had one more surprise left for her.
3. Future Flight
Once they were on the ground, Captain Dave looked Taylor in the face and told her something very special. “There are flights that are very special to a pilot. The first one is today, your very first flight. I have 18 years left until I retire. You’ll be 28.” So where was Captain Dave going with this speech?
2. Last Flight
“Your goal is to fly my last flight with me in 18 years. Alright?” Taylor’s face was suddenly flooded with tears of joy. She couldn’t believe what she was hearing – this was the happiest moment of her life.
1. Amazing Experience
“This is what I want to do when I’m older,” Taylor said. This inspiring story reminds us all that following our dreams is always the best path. It’s amazing that Taylor was able to have such a great experience at such a young age.