We had 35 participants at the peak of our Zoom meeting and it was a fabulous session with guest our speakers from Virgin Galactic, and our special guests from Women in Aviation International including CEO Allison McKay.
Kelly Latimer - Virgin Galactic, Pilot
A former combat veteran and retired United States Air Force lieutenant colonel, Kelly is also the first ever female research pilot to join the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center. Kelly is a pilot for Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline and vertically-integrated aerospace and space travel company.
Jason Lazich - Virgin Galactic, Director of Infrastructure
With over 20 years of airline customer service and operational leadership experience, Jason oversees all aspects of infrastructure and ground services at Virgin Galactic’s commercial home at Spaceport America in southern New Mexico
Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, we weren't able to record the Zoom session.
We had a very successful inaugural chapter meeting in late July, 2020 which was conducted virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions. We are all so honored by the strong support we received from our community.
Our guest speaker was Captain Fiona Akoth, a member of our Chapter and Kenya’s first pilot to serve in the United States Air Force. Capt. Akoth, a 2015 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, is stationed at Cannon AFB here in New Mexico and flies the U-28A, a Pilatus PC-12 modified for tactical use by the U.S. Air Force.
We recorded the Zoom session of our meeting if you would like to watch it.