Who’s Who – Get to Know Tanya Rundell
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Meet SA227 First Officer, Tanya Rundell 👩✈️👋
“Growing up, I was always around airplanes. My father was a Captain at American Airlines, so my love and admiration for aviation came from him. From a very young age, I would go up in Cessnas with him for fun and tag along with him for “take your child to work day.”
During that time, I really got to see what it was like to be a pilot and how exhilarating an “average day” of work was. While on the ground, I would ask to sit in the flight deck. It was the most fascinating and, in my eyes, the most extraordinary place imaginable; I fantasized that someday I would be flying a big airplane. Fast forward a little, I was finally able to get started on flight training at the age of 16 while attending high school.
Before I started at Ameriflight and as I wrapped up college, I had the opportunity to fly for a laboratory transporting medical samples. I got hired at Ameriflight almost a year ago (October 2022) and am currently a First Officer on the Metroliner in the ESCS Department. The most exciting thing about flying in ESCS, is never knowing where we’ll end up anytime we get a trip and being able to see and fly into new cities.
When I’m not working I enjoy traveling to new places for hiking adventures, spending my days at the beach, and paddle boarding down in South Florida. I also love to spend my days with my cat, Ash.”