© 2022 WYPR
20th Anniversary Background
WYPR 88.1 FM Baltimore WYPF 88.1 FM Frederick WYPO 106.9 FM Ocean City
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Alaska commercial pilot Dolena Fox fulfills her dream of flying other Yup'ik locals

Dolena Fox flying a silver and blue-striped Cessna 207 to the village of Tuntutuliak. (Olivia Ebertz/KYUK)
Dolena Fox flying a silver and blue-striped Cessna 207 to the village of Tuntutuliak. (Olivia Ebertz/KYUK)

This year, Dolena Fox joined the 6% of professional American women pilots. The Native Alaskan is also a handful of female Yup’ik commercial pilots and hopes others will learn to fly, too.

Olivia Ebertz of KYUK reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.