She's always known she would fly


April 12, 2024

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Sammi Olson stands near the plane she pilots for Delta Connection in the Twin Cities area. The 2017 Cloquet High School graduate has wanted to fly since she was a young girl.

Sammi Olson is a Cloquet native who lives in Minneapolis and is a pilot for Delta Air Line's regional carrier Delta Connection.

She graduated as Sammi Proulx from Cloquet High School in 2017. She'd wanted to be a pilot for a long time.

"I think my dad had a really big influence on it because he was a pilot for the Guard in Duluth," Olson said. Don Proulx is her father. "I always wanted to do it since I was a kid, and I never really had any other plans or ideas."

Olson got her bachelor's of science in aeronautics and a specialization in safety from the University of North Dakota, graduating in...

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