Soaring Newswire October 9, 2017

Soaring Newswire October 9, 2017

Female Pilot Completes Solo Flight Around the Globe to Inspire Future Leaders in STEM and Aviation Careers
October 4, 2017, Daytona Beach, FL: 145 days, 176 flight hours logged, 32 outreach events worldwide to over 3,000 children at 30 stops, in 22 countries, across 5 continents, flying 24,816 total NM. Shaesta has officially returned home after her record breaking solo global flight. This makes her the youngest woman to fly around the world solo in a single-engine aircraft! Shaesta was greeted by the Dream Team, board members, representatives of the Women’s Ambassador Program and several donors to congratulate her on a ‘Mission Accomplished’ for the Dreams Soar: Global Flight for STEM.

Read the entire press release here!
Click here for more photos and videos from the return!

What’s next for Dreams Soar, you ask? Advancing the scholarship program, ‘impacting’ those ‘inspired’ by the Dreams Soar flight mission, additional outreach efforts and a whole lot of excitement! Stay tuned for more Dreams Soar action as we approach our next phase to inspire and promote the next generation of STEM and aviation professionals.

NBAA-BACE 2017: Are You Ready?
It’s finally here: NBAA-BACE Las Vegas, Nv. 2017. Dreams Soar will have a static display of the world-soaring bonanza, convention goers will have the chance to meet the Dream Team and Shaesta along with the announcement of the Bonanza Naming Competition Winner! What more can we ask for?!

Come see our static display at Henderson Executive Airport, SD35, next to Textron Aviation’s corporate jet area. (you must be registered and badged to enter all NBAA convention and static areas)

Shaesta and team static appearance schedule:
Tuesday 1:30pm-3:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am-11:00am
Thursday 1:30pm-3:00pm

Get pumped and ready for this amazing event and watch out for what’s next for Dreams Soar!

Flying High With The National Air & Space Museum
“I looked at myself as a person who has desires, who is just equal to any person out there in the world . . .”

Thank you to the National Air & Space Museum, Smithsonian Institue for hosting Dreams Soar recently during our outreach stop in Washington D.C., and providing us the platform to spread our passion for science, technology, engineering, math, & aviation with over 100 young girls! The National Air & Space Museum featured Shaesta Waiz and her amazing journey on their Facebook page.

Check out the amazing Facebook video here!

Support the Future of STEM/Aviation Professionals Today!
Dreams Soar is raising funds for the official scholarship program! We could not have completed the global flight outreach mission without partners and donors. The same can be said for youth around the world who dream of pursuing education in STEM and aviation. Help us make dreams soar, send your donation inquiries to:
National Flight Leg Partner: David Robertson
The portion of Shaesta’s flight to Austin, Tx. from Deer Valley, Az. is dedicated to David Robertson, who continues his generosity of Dreams Soar along our journey, and even as we launch the next chapter!
National Flight Leg Partner: Continental Motors
As Shaesta completed one of the final legs of her global solo flight, this portion of her flight, BTR to DAB, is dedicated to the Continental Motors Group, who’ve been a great supporter and partner of our program since our launch! From their engine course, to their IO-550 engine, their generosity literally propelled this mission forward and kept Shaesta in the air before, during and post global solo flight.

National Flight Leg Partner: Guy & MaryJo Smith

The FINAL leg of this global solo flight is dedicated to Guy & MaryJo Smith, both mentors to Shaesta and one of the first people she shared her dream to fly around the world! Thank you for helping us inspire the next generation of STEM & aviation professionals!
Thank you Cutter Aviation!
The Dreams Soar team sends a big thank you to Cutter Aviation at KDVT Phoenix Deer Valley Airport. We appreciate all of your support including services provided for the Bonanza, and direct support to Shaesta during her time there. Special thanks go to Tara Creel-Cesena, General Manager, for making everything go smoothly and for being flexible during our weather delays.

Your kindness and generosity will always be remembered by Shaesta and our team! 

Support at NBAA-BACE with AEM Group: New Partnership and Friendship to Showcase
On behalf of the entire Dreams Soar team, we would like to thank AEM Group for not only polishing and grooming our ‘show ready’ bonanza during BACE, they also covered our needs for the static display! “We are not only impressed by Dreams Soar’s achievements and efforts within the industry, we have a strong belief in their mission to inspire women and help build the next generation of STEM professionals.  As we all know, careers built around the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines have been male-dominated in the past.  We support Dreams Soar in evening out the scales,” expressed the AEM team.

AEM Group is the largest ground support equipment supplier, servicing more events worldwide than any other GSE provider. AEM also provides aircraft detailing for companies who put their planes on display at conventions just like NBAA-BACE’s. Their team does an exceptional job and we are excited to show our followers what they’ve pulled together for BACE 2017!  As our newest partner to Dreams Soar, thank you AEM team, specifically Tyler Harper and Ulrich Koch. 

Southern Hospitality in Austin, Tx
Dreams Soar extends our sincere thanks to Tod Peddie, Director of Sales and Marketing, at the Holiday Inn Austin Town Lake, for providing complimentary hotel support to Shaesta during her stay in Austin, Texas! We appreciate your hospitality and are glad you had the opportunity to visit with Shaesta and see the Bonanza!
Our Family of Signature Flight Support FBOs, A Special Thanks
Our heartfelt gratitude to the folks at Signature Flight Support-AUS for their Texan hospitality and generosity. It is always a pleasure landing at a Signature FBO and we thank you for fueling our mission!
Science Ambassador Scholarship 
Cards Against Humanity opened the application for FULL tuition for women in STEM majors through the Science Ambassador Scholarship program.  Deadline is December 11.

Apply now before it’s too late!

Daily Dose of STEM
Dean Kamen, president of DEKA Research and Development Corporation, wants to shine light on kids getting into STEM careers. Kamen feels as though society glorifies sports and entertainment too much, therefore he decided to make a change. About 25 years ago, Kamen created a non-profit called FIRST which combines sports and team building techniques with STEM skills. In 2016, he proposed to have 157 teams from 157 countries to join in the camp in order to get youth excited and passionate about these careers. He reached his goal and held the camp at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. with exactly 157 teams from 157 countries.

Read more about it here!

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:

Bastin Orianne
“Because everything is possible, especially for women!”

Bud Blower
“In honor of Lyndse Costabile, from friend.”

Order Your Official Dreams SoarApparel Today!
Thanks to our on-going partnership with MSK Concepts, not only can you ensure that we’re inspiring the next generation of STEM & aviation professionals through your generous donations, but now, you can also look the part!

Show off your support of Dreams Soar in style by purchasing your very own Dreams Soar polo or jacket! Every purchase supports our mission! Thanks to the generosity of MSK Concepts, 15% of every purchase is donated to the global outreach mission.

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There’s no better time to inspire the next generation of STEM and aviation professionals. Invest in Dreams Soar today!
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