‘I Don’t Want to be a Princess’: Little Girl Flying High as Pilot for a Day

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FORT WORTH -- The life of a princess is every little girl's dream, right?  Uh, nope!  Just ask 9-year-old Keira Thompson.

"I don't want to be a princess," Keira told NewsFix. "I want to be a pilot."

Yep, this little girl is challenging stereotypes by chasing her dream of flying airplanes!  On Monday, Keira got to take her career aspirations to new heights, thanks to Envoy Air Careers.

Keira spent her day living the life of an airplane captain at the American Airlines training facility.  After getting her pilot hat and wings, Captain Keira got to spend time inside a real-life flight simulator!

She's a pretty inspirational kid.  She even inspired her mom, Beckie Thompson, to start a company called "I Don't Want to Be a Princess," with the goal of to reminding girls and young women they too can chase their dreams, whether those dreams are "girly" or not.

"We want to create a movement to where people, instead of looking at a girl and calling her princess based on her appearance, will call girls words based on their abilities," Thompson told NewsFix.

Yeah, and what a great example they have in Keira! This high-flying kiddo is one step closer to taking to the real skies one day, and doing her best to take other little girls with her.