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I carried them in the house, removed their
little shoes, laid their heads on a pillow, and
covered them up, dirt and all. " During the
week, Holt took college classes and cuddled up at night with her children to read
" stories " about the federal aviation regulations, meteorology, and aerodynamics
instead of nursery rhymes.
Once she began flying corporately in
1993, Holt hired a nanny. The time away
from her children was difficult for the
whole family. When other moms were at
their children's championship games or
ballet recitals, " my kids didn't have parental representation; it hurt them and it hurt
me, " she said. Holt " muscled through "
being away because she needed to provide for her children. She arranged for her
children's important events to be videotaped and watched it with them afterward.
Homework problems and squabbles were
often handled via cellphone. Holt said she
has a great relationship with her adult children, and she loves spending time with her
grandchildren.

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'Air therapy'

62 | AOPA PILOT May 2021

Aviation has given Laura Stants some of
her greatest joys and helped her through
some of her darkest seasons.
She met her future husband, Steve, at
the central Indiana flight school he operated
when he hired her as an instructor. The two
have been married for 25 years and own and
operate four Indiana flight school locations
together. Stants was four months pregnant
with their first child when she landed a
corporate pilot job with Pizza Hut, and she
continued flying and instructing in warbirds
while raising a family with Steve.
" I see so many moms who do lose themselves and just become a vessel of taking
care of other people, " said Stants. " It is easy
to do because you love your husband and
children and you want to take care of them,
but you have to take care of you, too. "
Flying is one way Stants takes care of
herself. She and Steve lost their first two
children, Devon and Sidney, in 1999 because
of spinal muscular atrophy, a recessive disorder that caused the boys to lose muscle
tone and die, followed by a miscarriage.
Stants launched the nonprofit SMA Support



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