You can’t vote

It was just over 100 years ago that women were given the right to vote. When is the last time you voted? #neverforget

“The Air is the Only Place Free of Prejudices”

Bessie Coleman was a courageous pioneer in early aviation. A self made stunt pilot and aviatrix, she travelled twice to France to earn her wings and hone her craft, spending her lifetime inspiring others to challenge stereotypes and societal limitations.

Would you walk on the wing of a flying plane?

The turn of the 20th century was exciting and brilliant with the invention of the airplane.  The idea of flying had only been a dream for inventors and adventurists until December 1903, when three brave and visionary siblings launched their 20 foot by 20 foot spruce and ash built biplane into the sky at KillContinue reading “Would you walk on the wing of a flying plane?”

EAA Sport Pilot Academy

It seems so far away right now, but the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) OshKosh Airventure is practically around the corner- 20-25 July 2020!   And with it comes many opportunities, including the Sport Pilot Academy. For $9,999, 3 weeks and a sense of adventure, an ambitious student pilot could achieve a pilot’s license in 4Continue reading “EAA Sport Pilot Academy”

Interview with Lt Col (ret) Joe Barnard – Special Forces Operator and Founder of Operation Moxi

An unexpected response from a retired operator – gender diversity and what looks like- an interview with Lt Col (ret) Joe Barnard.

Craig Airport Young Eagles Nov 16, 2019

Parents, have you ever wanted your child to experience aviation up close and personally- in a general aviation airplane?  Come out to Jacksonville Executive Airport on 16 November for a chance to fly in a general aviation aircraft FOR FREE with a EAA certified Young Eagle Pilot! Young Eagles is a program started by Experimental AircraftContinue reading “Craig Airport Young Eagles Nov 16, 2019”

EAA Osh Kosh 22-26 July 2019

The EAA Air Venture is coming soon! If you haven’t already heard about OshKosh, WI, Airventure is an event held annually for Aviation Enthusiasts nation wide! So many events are geared toward girls- from the Women in Aviation International‘s (WAI)  breakfast to the EAA GirlVenture camp. The push for more female aviators is big right now.Continue reading “EAA Osh Kosh 22-26 July 2019”

Are Professional Sports Challenging Femininity?

Defining women’s achievement in sports is like placing a governor on an engine.  The engine is restricted from producing max results- just as girls are restricted by being compared to boys – setting the expectation that girls will never be as athleticly competitive as boys. Exploring some history in sports may help explain this hypothesis.Continue reading “Are Professional Sports Challenging Femininity?”

The lack of Female Statues in the United States

Momentum is growing to increase the number of women statues that are present in the United States. Only 8% ( a generous estimation by Lilylines.com- some websites report as low as 4%) of statues are devoted to and built in the figures of actual American women pioneers. This is a shame, given that the UnitedContinue reading “The lack of Female Statues in the United States”

Changing tables in Men’s Rooms

With all the attention on female equality lately, we at Milieux realize we all don’t think about the men that support us in these societal changes. The recent news about supporting fathers by adding changing tables to public bathrooms is just in time for Father’s Day. The good news is that states like New York,Continue reading “Changing tables in Men’s Rooms”

The Problem with “Male Dominated”

    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what “Male Dominated” means when it comes to work environments. I understand it to an extent- but really reflecting on my experiences in the military reminds me of all the guys who helped me and encouraged me to get where I am at.  That doesn’t feel likeContinue reading “The Problem with “Male Dominated””

Legends in Flight Airshow Experience

    It all started with someone posting a quick reply to a post on Facebook I made in March, “Jenn, I have an opportunity for you, I’ll be in touch soon.”  My friend and I connected and he shared his idea – I called Carrie and she said: “let’s do it- let’s have aContinue reading “Legends in Flight Airshow Experience”

2019 Preflight Scholarship

We are searching for the right girl to give a $1000 scholarship to attend Preflight Aviation Camp in San Marcos, TX this summer! To apply, simply follow us here and on Instagram and then type #changethemilieux and @preflightcamp in the comments. Good luck!

WASP Homecoming 25 May 2019

  Did you know the WASPs are having a reunion?  It is one of the only opportunities that 4 of the original 1830 WASPs will be available for interviews.  We at Milieux are obsessed with the W.A.S.P.s, the W.A.V.E.S. and the W.A.C.. The history of aviation is full of amazing stories of bravery and accomplishment. ButContinue reading “WASP Homecoming 25 May 2019”

The Nightwitch Bombers-delivering fear in the night

If you haven’t read about Marina Raskova and the NightWitches- you are missing out on some amazing history. Deployed out of need in WWII, the Soviet Union commissioned Maj Raskova to find 400 women to fill out their fighter and night bombing squadrons- including the 588th pictured above. They fit the women into any uniformsContinue reading “The Nightwitch Bombers-delivering fear in the night”

Congress Funds Aviation Scholarships for Youth

The Air Force Times reports on April 2, 2019 “Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, and Doug Jones, D-Alabama, this week introduced the Ceiling and Visibility Unlimited Act, which aims to make it easier for all branches of the military to create scholarships for JROTC members to get their private pilot’s licenses.” “Ceiling and Visibility unlimited” or “CAVU”Continue reading “Congress Funds Aviation Scholarships for Youth”