A petite woman in her 50s with big blue eyes and a sweet smile has become one of the hottest petite women on the job.
Her name is Anna, and she’s been working for more than 40 years in the aviation maintenance industry, working at more than 200 airports across the U.S. and abroad.
Anna’s father died when she was five, and when she lost her father in 2005, she was faced with having to move into a new home.
The move to New York City was the last straw.
“I started working in a nursing home, and my first job was at a nursing facility,” Anna said.
“That was kind of a tough one because I didn’t want to be a single mom.”
That’s when Anna began training at an AVM school.
Anna started with the basics, such as how to clean machines and where to find equipment, but she quickly moved on to more advanced skills such as carpentry and welding.
She was eventually promoted to maintenance technician, and within three years she was able to move from a nursing place to working at a major U.N. airport.
Now, Anna works at New York’s JFK International Airport as an avionics technician.
Anna has a passion for aviation, and that’s why she started working at an airport in the early 2000s.
“It was a real eye opener to see what a great job I was getting,” Anna told ABC News.
“After the accident, I got a call that I had to go to New Jersey to get my license, and I thought, I’m lucky.
I’m going to get a good job.
But when I got there, I couldn’t find a job.
I went to work at the JFK airport for three years, and by that time, I had gotten a license, so I was able a lot more quickly.”
Anna says that even though she was doing maintenance work, she wasn’t a household name, so she thought that she would just be another one of those people that was on TV or on the Internet.
“In fact, I thought I was just going to be another boring guy working for the airport.
I didn`t even think that I was going to go into the business and be a veterinarian.
But it`s not a career that I want to have,” Anna explained.
“The fact that I have a family is the main reason why I want this job.
Anna is now working as a flight attendant and has earned $75,000 in her career. “
My main reason is to give back to the community, to help out the people who need help,” Anna added.
Anna is now working as a flight attendant and has earned $75,000 in her career.
“When I first got this job, I was very excited.
I wanted to help people,” Anna shared.
“Now I want the best of everything.
I want people to know that I can help them, and the best part is I`ve been doing it for 20 years.
I`m going to work for the people, the veterans, the disabled, the vets, so that we can get better people in this industry, and so that they can live long and healthy lives.” “
And I want it to continue.
I`m going to work for the people, the veterans, the disabled, the vets, so that we can get better people in this industry, and so that they can live long and healthy lives.”
Anna is very happy with her new job and believes that she is one of very few petite female avionics technicians working today.
“You have to be pretty fit, but also have the ability to fly airplanes,” Anna continued.
“So I`ll be doing all of the flying, so people can see how fast I can fly.”
Anna has received a lot of positive feedback from her new employer, but it has been tough keeping up with all the training she is receiving.
“Every time I go on training, I get nervous,” Anna stated.
“For me, it`ll take three months, but then I can come back.
But I have to stay positive because I`re going to have to get back to work in about two weeks.
But right now I`d like to have my career go on and be with my kids.”
ABC News’ Dan Johnson contributed to this report.