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Amanda Sorenson, a pilot from Wheeling who works for Priester Aviation, does a walk around checking different compartments on her Citation Sovereign aircraft at Chicago Executive Airport before she picks up clients.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Amanda Sorenson of Priester Aviation walks through her Citation Sovereign aircraft making sure all is prim and proper before she flies off from Chicago Executive Airport to pick up her clients.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Amanda Sorenson of Priester Aviation leaves her Citation Sovereign aircraft heading back to the hangar to check the weather before she leaves Chicago Executive Airport.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Amanda Sorenson of Priester Aviation leaves her Citation Sovereign aircraft heading back to the hangar to check the weather before she leaves Chicago Executive Airport.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Amanda Sorenson of Priester Aviation leaves her Citation Sovereign aircraft heading back to the hangar to check the weather before she leaves Chicago Executive Airport.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Amanda Sorenson of Priester Aviation leaves her Citation Sovereign aircraft heading back to the hangar to check the weather and get the most important item of the flight, the coffee before she leaves Chicago Executive Airport.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Amanda Sorenson of Priester Aviation does a walk around on her Citation Sovereign aircraft before she takes off from Chicago Executive Airport.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Pilot Amanda Sorenson of Priester Aviation runs through her cockpit checks before taking off to pick up clients that she will fly to Kentucky.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

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Amanda Sorenson of Priester Aviation leaves her Citation Sovereign aircraft heading back to the hangar to check the weather and gives the thumbs-up for wheel's up before she leaves Chicago Executive Airport.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Amanda Sorenson of Priester Aviation checks the landing gear tires, making sure there are no cuts to ensure her Citation Sovereign aircraft is air worthy before she departs from Chicago Executive Airport.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Amanda Sorenson of Priester Aviation leaves her Citation Sovereign aircraft heading back to the hangar to check the weather before she leaves Chicago Executive Airport.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Amanda Sorenson of Priester Aviation check the avionics compartment making sure mechanics left no tools that could cause problems for her in flight before she picks up clients from Chicago Executive Airport.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Amanda Sorenson of Priester Aviation gets ready for takeoff checking all the controls in her Citation Sovereign aircraft with her fellow pilot Fred Bartlett of Burlington, Wisc., before she leaves Chicago Executive Airport.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Amanda Sorenson of Priester Aviation does a walk around on her Citation Sovereign aircraft before she picks up clients from Chicago Executive Airport.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Amanda Sorenson of Priester Aviation checks to make sure all drinks and luxury items for the clients are stocked in her Citation Sovereign aircraft before she takes off from Chicago Executive Airport.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Amanda Sorenson of Priester Aviation leaves her Citation Sovereign aircraft heading back to the hangar to check the weather before she leaves Chicago Executive Airport.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Gallery updated: 6/6/2011 9:30 AM

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Daily Herald staff photographer Mark Welsh takes readers behind the scenes inside a private luxury jet with pilot Amanda Sorenson of Wheeling.
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