Soaring Newswire March 2017

Soaring Newswire March 2017

Dreams Soar Welcomes New Advisory Council Members:

Hear Why They Are Making Dreams Soar

Sherry Rosenkranz
Global Advertising Manager, General Motors, Greater Detroit Area
“STEM. Support. Teach. Empower. Move. Core actions vital to the success of any STEM initiative and ones rooted in the DNA of the entire Dreams Soar organization. I believe Shaesta’s solo flight around the world will serve as a catalyst that will help transform how we approach STEM and ultimately move humanity forward (literally and figuratively).”
Lisa A. Spencer
Chief, Aviation Risk Management Office, UNDSS, United Nations Systems Staff College, Greater New York City Area
“I sincerely believe that the Dreams Soar platform can bring bring positive change to the lives of girls by demonstrating what can be achieved when the focus is on your goals and not your circumstances.”
Joey Fazzino
Regional Security Specialist, Google, Los Gatos, California
“Through aviation, Dreams Soar encourages both women and everyone around the world to follow their dreams no matter what challenges may lie in their way. With a life long passion for aviation, I am honored to be a part of such an amazing initiative. I am excited to see Shaesta inspire the next generation of STEM professionals by setting an example of how we as individuals can overcome any challenge and truly make our dreams soar!”  
Nancy Graham
President, Graham Aerospace International, LLC, San Antonio, TX
“I’m always happy to support those who inspire!”
Rachelle Spector
Citation Jet Pilots Association (CJP), member and avid jet pilot/owner, Los Angeles, California
“I think especially with being a female in yet another male dominated profession, that it’s important for us to come together as women to help encourage, inspire, educate and mentor other young women. All it takes is hard work, dedication, but most importantly it all starts with a dream. And that’s what we are here for, to help their dreams within aviation soar!”
Women in Aviation International Conference in Orlando, Fl
The annual Women in Aviation International Conferencewas held in Orlando this year on March 2-4, and was three days of all things aviation! The Dream Team, with support of our partner, Bose Aviation, was able to spread the Dreams Soar mission and recent developments to all present. Dreams Soar pilot, Shaesta Waiz, had the opportunity to partake in several speaking engagements, including a panel discussion for Girls in Aviation Day. She was able to connect with a young audience and share her experiences of becoming a pilot and the Dreams Soar mission alongside other women in the aviation industry. Dreams Soar can now move forward with confidence in providing a successful global outreach program with the opportunities that WIA has provided.
Drones Soar with USI
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) industry has exploded worldwide over the past two years.  You might have heard of them as drones, UAVs, or model aircraft.  The FAA anticipates the drone industry to add $82B to the US economy and 100,000 US jobs by 2026. UAS are used in a variety of industries for a diverse range of applications. Yet women are highly underrepresented in this field, putting them at a disadvantage in STEM careers. To help change that, Dreams Soar is excited to announce that the Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) has joined Dreams Soar as an Outreach Partner providing STEM education resources for our outreach efforts during Shaesta’s flight.  USI is the only organization in the world that focuses exclusively on UAS safety and is a leading provider of safety education and training services to academic institutions, industry partners, and flight services companies. Thank you USI for helping us inspire the next generation!

We would like to thank all of our donors for their commitment to our cause! Here’s what they had to say about Dreams Soar recently:

Lisa Hoverman:
“Happy International Women’s Day! In memory of Megan Dietz, from Friend.”

Thank you Dreams Soar board of directors and spouses for your ongoing generous charitable gifts!

Rose Marie Norman 

Pete & Heather Schlichting 

Lou & Christine Seno

Lyndse Costabile 

Bruce & Peg Ganger 

Dr. James Sulton 

Security Spotlight!
As the Security and Emergency Management Lead, Xylene Gonzalez spearheads risk and threat assessments, as well as continuity of operations for the Dreams Soar global flight. Her role is to ensure that Shaesta and the aircraft are safe in flight, as well as at each stop along the route. From weather and emergency flight plans to visas and points of contacts at each stop, Xylene is ensuring that Shaesta is always safely able to make dreams soar!
World Airshow News
Dreams Soar founder and pilot Shaesta Waiz was featured in the latest issue of World Airshow News. In the article she shared her story and the Dreams Soar mission, as well as her experiences from Advisory Council member Patty Wagstaff’s aerobatic confidence course. Check it out here!
Dreams Soar fans and followers! We have a very special video series coming your way. Keep up with our social media to ensure you don’t miss a beat. Watch the teaser trailer here!

Want To Be A Part Of The Dream Team?

The Dream Team is made up of collegiate and young professionals that assist in propelling the mission of Dreams Soar. We are constantly expanding our Dream Team and want to know if YOU are interested in being involved!

To learn more about the Dream Team and what their jobs entail visit or email us at

Your Investment in Dreams Soar Helps to Inspire the Next Generation

In 2016, Dreams Soar completed over 14 outreach efforts. Join us in 2017 as we work to advance our outreach efforts globally, empowering future professionals in STEM and aviation fields. Invest in Dreams Soar today!

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