Kayla Layton became passionate about aviation just after high school when her uncle took her for her first flight in his Experimental Cozy. From that point on, being on the ground wasn’t nearly as exciting as being in the air! She began taking flying lessons at 18, but put them on hold to complete college.
While finishing her degrees at Arizona State University, Kayla quenched her thirst for the sky by enjoying weekend flights to breakfast at various airports around the state with her uncle, meeting many passionate aviators along the way. After graduating in 2014, she went on to get her private pilot’s certificate and is now pursuing further certifications.
Kayla is in her third year with Team Chambliss. As Team Communications Coordinator, some of her major responsibilities are managing the team’s schedules at the Red Bull Air Races, social media, sponsor & media relations, and providing extra help wherever the team may need it.
Outside of working with the team, Kayla spends most of her free time flying and skydiving. When not in the air, she enjoys dancing with friends and, when the location is right, scuba diving!