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November 2016

Dreams Soar – Global Flight for STEM Education

November 3rd, 2016|

Only 6 percent of airline pilots worldwide are women, according to Boeing and The International Society of Women Airline Pilots. Educational institutions believe that a key solution to this shortage is to introduce girls to successful females currently active in aviation and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). To highlight the importance of STEM education,

February 2016

My inspiration to fly around the world

February 23rd, 2016|

Having mentors and those who inspire you are key for making your goals happen. And for me, one of those mentors was Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock—the first woman who flew solo around in the world, in 1964. During my early planning for my solo flight around the world, I read Jerrie’s book “Three Eight Charlie.” Her

January 2016

In the pilot’s seat of the Bonanza

January 26th, 2016|

When I saw my name on the side of the Beechcraft Bonanza, my attempt to become the youngest woman to fly around the world felt even more real. Over the weekend, I flew to San Diego, California, to pick up the aircraft that will take me to 33 stops across five continents to inspire the

My Journey to Dreams Soar

January 13th, 2016|

A few years ago I didn’t think I’d attend college, much less fly an airplane. And if you would have told me I’d set out to be the youngest woman to fly solo around the world, I wouldn’t have believed you. The path to this dream was filled with challenges. I was born in a

November 2015

Dreams Soar Takes Flight to ICAO, NGAP Gathering in Montreal for Annual Symposium

November 11th, 2015|

From December 1-2, the ICAO Next Generation of Aviation Professionals(NGAP) Task Force will gather for the annual symposium at the ICAO headquarters in Montreal, Canada. At this symposium, the NGAP will discuss the shortage of pilots and aviation professionals in the industry. Shaesta Waiz, member of NGAP, will be attending to partake in the discussions and

The Seno’s: Long-Time Philanthropists Come On Board Dreams Soar as Financial Partner

November 5th, 2015|

Since the birth of Dreams Soar, Mr. and Mrs. Louis C. and Christine Seno have mentored and supported Shaesta in her flight plan to take the STEM challenge global. We are proud to share that the Seno’s have made a generous contribution as a Silver Partner. Mr. Louis C. Seno, Jr., VP of Corporate Relations

October 2015

Advanced Pilot Seminars, Bonanza course donated by Cameron Gulley

October 21st, 2015|

Cam Gulley, Bonanza owner and ABS member, donated the Advanced Pilot Seminar Bonanza course to the Dreams Soar program. Shaesta Waiz will complete this educational engine course prior to the launch of her flight. Thank you for the support, Cam!

ERAU alumnus gives back to Dreams Soar

October 17th, 2015|

A special thank you to Michael Friese, (’91, ERAU DB) for his generous gift to Dreams Soar. Michael has been flying for the U.S. Department of Justice for 20 years. He visits the Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach campus annually to facilitate the popular Spin Dynamics Training and funds an additional Matt Chapman Upset Recovery Training Scholarship for

Bose New Partner of Dreams Soar Initiative

October 13th, 2015|

We are proud to announce The Bose Corporation is officially a partner of the Dreams Soar initiative. With the pilot in mind, the Bose® A20® Aviation Headset is designed for comfort and noise reduction, while still delivering the clear audio you expect from Bose. It is a privilege to have the reliability and the comfort

ABS supports the Dreams Soar flight leg from Arizona to Kansas

October 10th, 2015|

Dreams Soar had the opportunity to attend the American Bonanza Society (ABS) convention in Orlando, Florida first of this month. The convention was a great way to learn more about the A-36 Bonanza, the aircraft which will be used for the Dreams Soar flight, and to connect with Bonanza pilots and enthusiasts. Shaesta had the