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”

“Eyes Above the Horizon” and the Legacy Flight Academy

This past weekend marked the second annual “Eyes Above the Horizon” airshow at the historic Moton Field in Tuskegee, Alabama.  Hundreds of children from across the United States came to see multiple civil and military aircraft ranging from a single-engine Cessna-150s and Beechcraft Texan T-6 all the way to Multi-Engine corporate jets like the Hawker 800 flownContinue reading ““Eyes Above the Horizon” and the Legacy Flight Academy”

Milieux Project’s 🛫 2nd Annual Scholarship drive

“There is freedom waiting for you, On the breezes of the sky, And you ask “what if I fail?” Oh but my darling, What if you fly?” – Erin Hanson We’re so excited to announce that we are over halfway to our goal of $1000 to send a girl to Preflight Aviation Camp this summer,Continue reading “Milieux Project’s 🛫 2nd Annual Scholarship drive”

Women in Aviation Conference – Meeting Tammie Jo Shults

  It was such an honor to not only meet (!) but converse with a real live hero- Tammie Jo Shults, captain of the fated Southwest Airlines flight 1380 that suffered a catastrophic engine failure in flight- at the Women in Aviation International conference (#WAI2019) held in Long Beach, CA!   Milieux Project had previouslyContinue reading “Women in Aviation Conference – Meeting Tammie Jo Shults”

Betty Skelton and her need for speed

While on a trip to Pensacola, FL recently to visit friends, I had time to stop in and visit the Airplane  Discovery Park at the Pensacola Airport.  It’s a neat little place for kids that has a mock runway and tower as well as some plaques about local aviators.  Little did I know what I wasContinue reading “Betty Skelton and her need for speed”

Valentina Tereshkova – First woman in Space and Thoughts for the “Space Force”

  Perhaps you didn’t know, but the record for the first woman in space was not held by an American (gasp!) but a Russian woman the Chicago Tribune dubbed “The Russian Blonde in Space”… even though she wasn’t even blonde. Despite how “modern” we like to think America is, there is still much stereotyping andContinue reading “Valentina Tereshkova – First woman in Space and Thoughts for the “Space Force””

Observations from the New Girl

  This week marked a new chapter in my life.  Following 21 years of service in the U.S. Air Force, I began my first of what I hope are many trips as a Boeing 747 First Officer with UPS. To say I began with a bit of anxiety would be an understatement.  Not about myContinue reading “Observations from the New Girl”

Tammie Jo Shultz And Chelsey Sullenberger

When flight 1380 from New York made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport on 17 April 2018, instincts took over for the seasoned captain and she executed all of her emergency procedures as practiced and memorized.  She was the Captain of the flight, and even though it was a last minute switch she hadContinue reading “Tammie Jo Shultz And Chelsey Sullenberger”

Send a girl to Preflight Camp this summer!

This summer, the Milieux Project raised money to fund a scholarship worth $950 to a girl who wanted to attend Preflight Aviation Camp in San Marcos, TX.  Applications end 31 May 2018 if you know someone who is interested.  We are so excited to help with this endeavor!  We have included a great video atContinue reading “Send a girl to Preflight Camp this summer!”

Fran Bera “Record-Breaking Aviator”

Who is Fran Bera? I recently learned about her from a NYT headline: Fran Bera, Competitive, Record-Breaking Aviator, Is Dead at 93.   So of course I read the article and began an internet search.  This is what I learned:   She saved money to start her flight lessons at the age of 16 byContinue reading “Fran Bera “Record-Breaking Aviator””

“Here am I. Send me!”

US Army Major Marie Rossi-Cayton was a CH-47D pilot serving in the First Gulf War.   She died on March 1, 1991, when the helicopter she was piloting flew into an unlit microwave tower the day after the Operation Desert Storm ceasefire had come into effect.  What most do not know about her, nor can youContinue reading ““Here am I. Send me!””

Thank you, Veterans.

  Thank you.  All of you.  Women have been serving in support of our nation since before we were even a nation.  Our service can be traced back to 1775 during the Revolutionary War and we were finally recognized as Veteran’s in the 1970s.  In 1976, women were finally admitted into the U.S. Service AcademiesContinue reading “Thank you, Veterans.”

Failure also brings a lesson

The original quote is “Tragedy also brings a gift.”  Army MSgt Cedric King is a warrior and an inspiration.  Not only in his military accomplishments, but also in his knowledge that tragedy and failure can be a gift.  He was gravely wounded in combat, ultimately losing both of his legs and suffering damage to hisContinue reading “Failure also brings a lesson”

Re-finding your “Why”

Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up? I’m pretty sure I changed my mind a few times, trying to decide whether I should be a doctor, a teacher, or Donnie and Marie Osmond’s back-up singer (seriously, my parents have pictures of me and my sister using the backyard picnic tableContinue reading “Re-finding your “Why””

Be Bold, Be #1

The best career advice I ever received was from a coworker at a deployed location when I was contemplating how to prepare an evaluation on my performance. It was 2014, and I was the first female pilot in this particular office.  I felt like Veronica Corningstone from “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”.  Guys wereContinue reading “Be Bold, Be #1”