Being a participant in the Media Aid Center means you can soar academically and laterally.
With the "Our Shades of Blue" orangization students got fly for real.
Our Shades of Blue
Sounds like a movie title, but no it’s a groundbreaking new
national effort by minority airline pilots to interest young children in
careers in the flight and aeronautics industries. The four-week program was
hosted by United Parcel Service at their air transport hub at the Ontario
During the month of August, our students had the pleasure of
being mentored by the program’s founder Willie Daniels an active airline pilot
and Tony Marshall a retired aviator. The four-week program was an incredible hands on experience with exercises in aeronautics and navigation. The program
culminated in a private flying lesson at Flabob Airport in Riverside hosted
by the Experimental Aircraft Assocation.
Our Shades of Blue started as an effort by veteran airline
pilot Willie Daniels to interest minorities in becoming pilots. The airline
industry is facing the loss of 69,000 pilots that must retire in the next 10
years. Our Shades of Blue wants to young people from underserved communities to
help fill this need in a lucrative and prestigious profession.
Retired pilot Tony Marshall leads the program in California.
Additional istruction came from FAA investigators, and traffic controllers, and
the engineers and operations people of UPS.
SHADES of BLUEis
a non-profit educational organization dedicated to mentoring, tutoring,
counseling, and arranging internship and employment referrals for young people
who desire to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)