Title: Chief Executive Officer
Company: AeroStar Training Services
Location: Kissimmee, Florida, United States
Deidra Wilson, Chief Executive Officer at AeroStar Training Services, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in aviation.
Intrigued by airplanes since her youth, Ms. Wilson quickly fell in love with aviation, traveling the world and meeting people from different cultures upon working for Kissimmee Gateway Airport. Today, she excels as the chief executive officer and owner of AeroStar Training Services LLC in Orlando, Florida, which she spearheaded in 2009. As the only female-owned and operated aviation school in the area, Ms. Wilson established AeroStar with a small office and just three to six students per month. She currently has approximately 90+ students per month, as well as 20 employees and several subcontractors. Additionally, she has also been the chief operating officer and owner of Spectrum Aero Maintenance Services in Kissimmee since 2014 and previously served the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne as director of business development from 2014 to 2015.
Recognizing Ms. Wilson’s achievements, she received the Edward Lowe Award from GrowFL in 2019 and was also featured in Orlando Magazine as one of the Faces of Orlando. She attributes her success to her ambition and the support and guidance from colleagues in the aviation industry. A member of Women in Aviation, she has provided hundreds of thousands of scholarships over the years to women in aviation looking to achieve their flying dream. Likewise, she has been involved with Girls in Aviation Day with her local chapter and contributes to her local animal shelter. Looking toward the future, Ms. Wilson looks forward to the continuous growth of her business, as she is currently in the process of expanding the facility to a 33,000 square foot campus. She also plans to continue mentoring young women who seek guidance in spearheading their careers in aviation.
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