Instructor Pilot, BETA Technologies & US Air Force Officer
Laura Caputo is an Instructor Pilot at BETA Technologies where she teaches engineers & employees how to fly. She began her aviation career in the U.S. Air Force (USAF) after receiving her commission through ROTC and graduating from the University of Illinois with a degree in Biochemistry. She’s accumulated over 4500 flight hours instructing in T-37, C-21 and KC-10 aircraft, directly supporting military operations in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Additionally, she piloted business aircraft for MGM/Mirage Corporation based in Las Vegas. While she continues to enjoy serving part-time in the USAF, she’s incredibly grateful her life lessons on Resilience, Opportunity, Choice, and Knowledge (ROCK) landed her a spot on the all-star team at BETA. In her current role she’s able to directly impact a culture of innovation and creativity as BETA Technologies revolutionizes aviation with the development of their 100% electrically powered vertical aircraft named ALIA.
Originally from the Chicago area, Laura now lives, and plays, in the Green Mountains of Vermont with her husband, two kids and their “blonde bombshell” golden retriever.