Girls, Don’t Listen To Taylor Swift

This isn’t going to be a piece tearing down a beautiful, successful and smart woman – not even close.  Taylor Swift is an luminious genius, and an outright superstar.  I love her music, I enjoy how brazen, powerful and autobiographical she can be while creating beats and melodies that energize us to dance.  She can speak toContinue reading “Girls, Don’t Listen To Taylor Swift”

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”

“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”

Queen Boudica

 Atlas Obscura is one of Milieux’s favorite blogs to read- it is a fantastic source of history and interesting tourist sites.  This article on Queen Boudica and the statue dedicated to her in London, England does not disappoint.  Read more about this amazing example of immense courage and inspiration here.  And if reading is not yourContinue reading “Queen Boudica”

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”

Noor Inayat Khan; British Special Forces radio operator

Ms. Kahn, an Indian decent woman raised in France, school teacher and nurse, joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force during WWII as a wireless radio operator. After her talent was recognized by her superiors, she was sent forward on a special team designed by Winston Churchill to “set Europe ablaze” with the codename “Madeleine” andContinue reading “Noor Inayat Khan; British Special Forces radio operator”

Spain recognizes inventor of the e-book, Angela Ruiz Robles

In part of a new effort to recognize significant achievements of women, Madrid is naming streets after Spanish women in history whose achievements may have been over looked or undervalued (Awesome!). Today they recognized Ms. Robles for her work in creating the first electronic encyclopedia, a precursor to the modern ebook. Read more about itContinue reading “Spain recognizes inventor of the e-book, Angela Ruiz Robles”

The Shooting Granny of India

At 84 years old, Chandro Tomar is the oldest national sharp shooter in India.  Reverently called “Revolver Dadi (Grandma)”, in her small village in the Uttar Pradesh state of northern India, Chandro has over 25 National Championship sharp shooting titles and her own shooting range.  She can be seen teaching young girls how to shoot andContinue reading “The Shooting Granny of India”

Why the Milieux Project?

It might not be transparent, so I’d like to write a little on the Milieux Project and our “why”.  To be sure, we are still defining it, but we definitely started with a desire to change how our culture thinks about flying and who can do it.  But it has become more than this.  IContinue reading “Why the Milieux Project?”