When we talk with entrepreneurs about starting a business in the aviation industry, we sometimes end up talking them out of it.

Starting a new business is daunting. Starting a new business in aviation is even more so!

And yet, Diedra has done it successfully, not just once but twice.

Deidra Wilson, David Santo, and a couple of other folks started AeroStar Training Services around a coffee table in 2009. They brought ABCI on soon afterward, and now they’re up to a 33,000 foot aviation training campus at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport with multimillion-dollar Level D Full Motion Sims, a fleet of aircraft, and more than 90 students a month.

In this episode, we’re proud to introduce you to one of our longest-running clients, and learn what makes her successful when so many others have tanked!