Sylvia Roth began flying in 1944, earning her private pilot’s license in 1950. She earned a commercial and flight instructor’s rating and started teaching flight training in 1951, giving countless hours of lessons to hundreds of students.
As a designated FAA Pilot Examiner since 1958, she has personally administered 785 flight examinations ranging from Private Pilot to Airline Transport Pilot. In 1968, she became the first woman to be designated a FAA Airline Transport Pilot Examiner, having accumulated more than 20,000 flying hours and 24 years of aviation experience.
In 1963, she taught flight instruction at H & H Aviation in Columbia, and she began Miller Aviation with longtime friend Frances Miller in 1964.