Jeff Edwards Patch
Sky’s The Limit: Teens Get Insiders’ Look At Westchester Airport Ops
May 4, 2023
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  • Westchester County Airport’s biggest provider of private aviation services hosted a special program allowing White Plains Youth Bureau’s Real G.I.R.L.S. Academy students to take a test flight of careers in aviation.

    Million Air hosted a program at its Westchester County Airport facilities for the White Plains Youth Bureau’s Real G.I.R.L.S. Academy. The two-hour program offered ten high school-aged girls the opportunity to learn about and explore careers in aviation. The day was something of an introduction to just a few of the jet-set job opportunities in the aviation industry.

    The Million Air team began the program by giving the girls a tour of their hangar, lobby and ramp, which was followed by a visit to friends in high places at the airport’s air traffic tower.

    Million Air workers helped fuel dreams at Westchester County Airport. (Million Air)

    During the tour, the girls learned about the roles and responsibilities of air traffic controllers, emergency services and airport operations teams from employees who hold those positions at Million Air and at the Westchester County Airport. 

    While on the Million Air ramp, the teens learned about the equipment used everyday at the airport and watched as members of the Million Air operations team marshaled aircraft to the ramp from the taxiway, stabilized the plane, and prepared to safely unload passengers.

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    “We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to introduce these young girls to the exciting and rewarding careers available in the aviation industry,” Million Air CEO Roger Woolsey said. “We are pleased to partner with the White Plains Youth Bureau and hope that these programs inspire many girls to consider pursuing a career in this field.”

    Million Air is committed to promoting diversity in the aviation industry. As a member of the Westchester County Aviation Association and its long-term partnership with the White Plains Youth Bureau and its Aviation Academy, Million Air actively works to provide opportunities for underrepresented groups to explore careers in aviation.