As success stories go, they don’t get much better than Melinda Crawford’s. The new director of Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport (PFN), she’s a 54-year-old grandmother of six who didn’t start her aviation career until she was 40.
But once she got going, there was no stopping her, according to a story in the Tallahassee Democrat.
Appointed in late December by City Manager Al Coby, Crawford succeeds her mentor, Frank Miller. After 22 years as the airport’s director, he resigned last April to run San Antonio International Airport.
The story quotes Crawford:
“I had no idea I would fall in love with aviation. It sort of gets in your blood.”