Aviation Advocate to speak in leadership series

Aviation Advocate to speak in leadership series

29 May 2015

Jamie Helander, an outstanding aviation management student at Guilford Technical Community College and a friend of Sugar Valley Airport will continue Sugar Valley Squadron’s monthly speaker series on June 2, 2015, at 7:00 PM during the weekly meeting of the Sugar Valley Composite Squadron.

Image provided by Jamie Helander

Image provided by Jamie Helander

Jamie graduated from Northern Guilford High School in 2013 and then went on to Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) to begin her double-major in Aviation Management and Career Pilot Technology.

At GTCC, she is a Student Ambassador, Government Association Aviation Representative (2014-15 school year), Alpha Eta Rho – Gamma Theta Chi chapter President, and the GTCC Flight Team Treasurer and an Event Instructor, all while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. She is a member of EAA , AOPA, WAI – Women in Aviation International (founding member of the First in Flight Chapter), ABWA (American Business Women’s Association), and on the Board of Directors of YAPA (Youth Aviation Programs Association).  YAPA, is a brand new organization that Jamie is building with a handful of others to promote youth (16-25 years old) interest in aviation.  Jamie has had a passion for aviation her entire life. One day, Jamie would like to find a career that is on the business-side of aviation in a role that focuses on youth in aviation.

Helander said, “My ultimate dream is to become an entrepreneur and start a company focusing on the future of unmanned aerial vehicles and creating prototypes for military and general aviation use. I’d love to somehow revolutionize the aviation industry.”

The Sugar Valley Composite Squadron hosts outside speakers monthly on topics of service and leadership. Please plan to attend this open community event; directions and contact information are available on the squadron website.

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