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””