|Columbus, Ohio, the first stop on the Dreams Soar global solo flight route, was an important stop for Shaesta as she has been highly inspired by Ohio’s very own Jerrie Mock – the first woman to fly solo around the world. Shaesta hopes to inspire other young women to pursue flight and become engaged in other STEM and aviation fields.
Hosted by our generous partners, Signature Flight Support CMH-Port Columbus Int’l Airport the outreach event on Sunday, May 14, proved to be a success! Joined with Shaesta were school students ages 6-18. Shaesta was invited to share her story, and attendees had the opportunity to learn about the first female pilot to solo around the world – Jerrie Mock, while witnessing a replica of her Cessna 180. Also involved was Nancy Roe Pimm (whom we featured in our ‘Tea-Time Tuesday‘ video series on Youtube), author of the children’s book – The Jerrie Mock Story and Wendy Hollinger, publisher of Jerrie Mock’s account of her flight – Three-Eight Charlie, and Jerrie’s sister Susan Reid.
The Women In Aviation, Spirit of Columbus Chapter was excited to place their National Flight Leg decal on the aircraft, see the photo below. As a departure treat for Shaesta, Fellowship of Airmen, Adrian Eichhorn and Adam Broom, who both flew around the world in their bonanzas, reconnected with Shaesta to send her off (formation flight style) to our next destination, Montreal!
Photo Credits: Tom McFadden