Laura Braunschmidt, B.S., is a lecturer in the Department of Aviation and Aerospace Science at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Her expertise spans various facets of the aviation industry, including corporate and cargo piloting, flight-training simulators and ground-school instruction, as well as multi engine training. Braunschmidt’s primary areas of interest center on the latest pilot- recruitment trends, emerging technological advancements in the aerospace sector, and effective strategies for promoting gender diversity in the aviation industry.
With nearly a decade of professional experience, Braunschmidt has served as an educator and ground- school instructor, and holds a certification as a pilot. Her flight experience includes working as a commercial pilot for Air Wisconsin Airlines, and as a cargo and air- ambulance pilot for Kalitta Charters LLC. She is a certified ground instructor with a commercial single-engine seaplane rating and holds an airline- transport pilot certification. Braunschmidt’s teaching areas include flight/ground training, instrument flight simulation, and multiengine flight simulation.
Aside from her teaching role, she is the faculty advisor for the collegiate chapter of Women in Aviation International. She previously served as the academic advisor for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars at MSU Denver.
Braunschmidt received her bachelor’’s degree in Aviation Science/Professional Pilot from Utah Valley University.