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October 2015

A Bold Partner on the Wings of Education, and STEM

October 3rd, 2015|

We are pleased to share the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation has come aboard the Dreams Soar initiative as a Silver Partner. In May 2015, Shaesta had the opportunity of traveling to Grand Rapids, Michigan with several colleagues from Embry-Riddle to visit the students of West Michigan Aviation Academy (WMAA). During her visit, Shaesta

September 2015

Dream Team’s Professional Attire donated by MSK Concepts

September 23rd, 2015|

A special thank you to MSK Concepts for their generous gift of Dreams Soar team polos. Regina Sterioff, Owner and President of MSK Concepts, has been a long time supporter of Shaesta and the Dreams Soar initiative. These in-kind donations make a big difference to the program and we appreciate the support, thank you MSK Concepts!

Dreams Soar Supports Girls in Aviation Day at Signature Flight Support, Orlando International Airport (MCO)

September 20th, 2015|

On September 26, 2015, over 100 Women in Aviation International (WAI) chapters from all over the world came together to celebrate Girls in Aviation Day. The WAI chapters collaborated with their local aviation community in organizing aviation related activities to help inspire young girls in aviation and aerospace. In Central Florida, Signature Flight Support featured

Global Outreach Collaboration with ICAO, Next Generation of Aviation Professionals

September 15th, 2015|

The International Civil Aviation Organization, Next Generation of Aviation Professionals (NGAP) Taskforce outreach group is collaborating with the Dreams Soar initiative. Shaesta, founder and pilot of the global initiative, will be working with the NGAP Task Force on organizing the STEM outreach events along the Dreams Soar route. These outreach events will feature influential individuals and organizations from

Honoring the Florida Aviation Business Association Along the Dreams Soar Route

September 10th, 2015|

By Lyndse Costabile  As our Dreams Soar mission gains altitude, so do our partners and supporters. This program would not launch without the ongoing advocacy, generosity and mentorship of corporate and individual passengers coming aboard this global solo flight initiative. We have a duty to help secure the next generation of STEM talent and expertise.

Launching New Partners at the American Bonanza Society Convention

September 3rd, 2015|

The time is finally here! Join us at the ABS Convention on October 1-3, 2015 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. Dreams Soar will be featured at the exhibit to share the global initiative with Bonanza owners and enthusiast. Bonanza owner and long-term supporter of the Dreams Soar initiative, Mr. Lou Seno, will

August 2015

Teaching Women to Fly Research Project

August 23rd, 2015|

According to the Teaching Women to Fly Research Project, a key solution to the shortage of women in aviation is, “Girls need to see living aviation female role models”. Dreams Soar embraces this solution through a solo flight around the world, to empower young women to pursue Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM). Shaesta Waiz, the first female civilian pilot from Afghanistan, will team

Join Us at Dreams Soar Outreach Events

August 20th, 2015|

  Are you interested in getting involved with the outreach events along the route? If so, we encourage you to please contact us. To view the 33 stops along the Dreams Soar journey, click here.  

Remembering the Spirit of Columbus and Jerrie Mock

August 10th, 2015|

  The more time I spend planning and preparing for the Dreams Soar flight, the more my appreciation for Jerrie Mock grows. Jerrie departed from Columbus, Ohio to become the first woman to successfully fly solo around the world in 1964. The city of Columbus and the Columbus Dispatch supported Jerrie so much that she

June 2015

Dreams Soar Takes Flight With West Michigan Aviation Academy

June 21st, 2015|

Imagine going to high school located at an airport where civilian, commercial and military aircraft are taking off and landing in your backyard. Let your imagination continue to envision this school to have an aviation focused curriculum, with hands-on learning opportunities and resources available to the entire student body. Enrollment at this high school is