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Great Article in Professional Pilot Magazine

Great Article in Professional Pilot Magazine

It's always gratifying to re-read some of the coverage about MedAire. I capture various articles for posterity here on my blog and hope you enjoy them too. The following article titled "Handling Health Issues Aloft" In the September 2018 edition of Professional Pilot...

American Telemedicine Association Award

American Telemedicine Association Award

As I reminisce about MedAire's significant achievements, one special award comes to mind. There were very few "telemedicine" awards back in the day, especially nearly 20 years ago, so we were extremely honored to be the recipient of the American Telemedicine...

Excellent Article in FlyCorporate Magazine

Excellent Article in FlyCorporate Magazine

What fun to revisit my interview in FlyCorporate Magazine which captures the very start of my interaction with the FAA in the 1980s.   Excerpt In 1985, MedAire, Inc. was established as a global emergency response centre dedicated to providing immediate, real-time...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I can't wait to see what the new year will bring! Let's toast to our families, friends, and brand new opportunities. From my family to yours, have the happiest new year!   Enjoy your copy of One Life Lost, Millions Gained for an inspirational start to 2022......

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Nollaig shona daobih! (Merry Christmas) Frank and I feel incredibly blessed this holiday season with a new book on the market and a new year just around the corner. We wish you a very Merry Christmas — or better yet, a Very Irish Christmas! Most people are aware of...

NAHF and Boom Technologies Spotlight Six Record-Breaking Women

NAHF and Boom Technologies Spotlight Six Record-Breaking Women

  Many thanks to Flying Magazine for covering the collaborative article written by Boom in conjunction with the National Aviation Hall of Fame. It's a mindboggling honor to be included with the likes of Bessie Coleman, Harriett Quimby, Louise Thadden, Jackie...

“Way Back” Wednesday

“Way Back” Wednesday

Every once in a while I run across an "oldie but goodie" article from the earlier days of MedAire. In 1998, the Phoenix Business Journal published an excellent article that explains the adrenaline involved in taking emergency calls. Remote medicine bridges the gap of...

Alliance for Aviation Across America — Thank You!

Alliance for Aviation Across America — Thank You!

A big "thank you" to the Alliance for Aviation Across America for a write up regarding my ceremonial enshrinement into the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) in November 2021. I was especially pleased that they mentioned my book! Garrett recently published her...

“Well-Known Joan”

“Well-Known Joan”

Many thanks to Business Air News for their November 2019 article congratulating me on my nomination and induction into the International Air & Space Hall of Fame. I still smile at the article's rhyming title: Well-known Joan joins Hall of Fame. Garrett's founding...

Interesting Article by the Future Aerospace Aviation Workforce

Interesting Article by the Future Aerospace Aviation Workforce

Woman Executives in Aviation, Aerospace & Defense On January 3, 2021, Future Aerospace Aviation Workforce published an article that covers the progress women have achieved in breaking the aerospace and aviation "glass ceiling." According to the article, "While...

A Great YouTube Video

A Great YouTube Video

A Walk Down Memory Lane Wow! The NBAA did an excellent job putting together a video that chronicles my journey from flight nurse to entrepreneur — something they shared on Facebook and YouTube. I still get emotional when I talk about "Tommy," a pseudonym I used until...

Book Reviews are Rolling In!

Book Reviews are Rolling In!

  REVIEWS! It's gratifying to read the Amazon reviews on my book! Thank you to all who have left a rating, and I hope everyone will weigh in — including those who received autographed copies during my NBAA book signing in October. Below is some feedback: Get your...

A Great Mention During Women’s History Month

A Great Mention During Women’s History Month

BOOM SUPERSONIC published a "Fly By" article on May 4, 2021 in collaboration with Amy Spowart of the National Aviation Hall of Fame to recognize six barrier-breaking aviators during Women’s History Month. I am one of the lucky six to be mentioned in the article "Women...

Upcoming WAI Conference Mentioned in Midwest Flyer Magazine

Upcoming WAI Conference Mentioned in Midwest Flyer Magazine

I'm happy to see some early buzz around the upcoming International Women in Aviation Conference coming up in March. Many thanks to the Dec 2021 /Jan 2022 issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine for including this event on its calendar (page 59). I'll be one of the keynote...

Nice Write Up by Power Yachts

Nice Write Up by Power Yachts

It's always nice to be mentioned in the media, especially by a maritime publication. While most of my awards and inductions appear in aviation sector publications, Power Yachts, a maritime publication, has been great in covering MedAire's achievements as well. In this...

Nice Shout Out by Rotor Media

Nice Shout Out by Rotor Media

Many thanks to Rotor Media and Dan Sweet, the director of public relations and communications for the Helicopter Association International, for a recent write up on my autobiography, One Life Lost, Millions Gained: The Story of a Flight Nurse Turned MedAire CEO. “Joan...

An Excerpt from Chapter Two — My Bold Irish Roots

An Excerpt from Chapter Two — My Bold Irish Roots

Chapter Two My Bold Irish Roots We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English. ~Winston Churchill I’ve alluded to my Irish heritage in the names of my dogs and references to Michael Flatley, my DNA, and potatoes. There is something special,...

Recognition as a Role Model

Recognition as a Role Model

What a great write up in the JDA Journal! Read all about it here. I'm honored to be called a role model for girls and other women. Yes, I was a flight nurse when I launched my startup, MedAire, and my customer base was largely male. The aviation industry was...

Find Me On Google Books

Find Me On Google Books

It's a lot of fun rolling out a book. The internet has simplified the process for authors because the search engines do a lot of heavy lifting. In fact, I'm happy to announce that my autobiography, "One Life Lost, Millions Gained: The Story of a Flight Nurse Turned...

My Amazon Page — Kindle Edition

My Amazon Page — Kindle Edition

One Life Lost, Millions Gained: The Story of a Flight Nurse Turned MedAire CEO Enjoy the e-book version! I'm so pleased with my Amazon listing and hope you'll visit the page for a "look inside!" I'm featuring the e-book version here (which many download to their...

Enjoy this Women In Leadership Video Chat

Enjoy this Women In Leadership Video Chat

What a fun morning I had with Anne Quiello and the Turknett Group's Women in Leadership podcast in October 2021. I can't help but get emotional when I talk about the inspiration behind MedAire. The passing of a young boy in the San Tan Mountains of Arizona after a...

NBAA’s Leadership Council Supports the Industry’s Future — 2019

NBAA’s Leadership Council Supports the Industry’s Future — 2019

It was a pleasure to describe how the National Business Aviation Association's Leadership Council works with the association to advocate for business aviation’s value and share how other NBAA members can be a part of the council’s efforts. I have always passionately...