Inspiring Panelists Speak at #OSH22

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We still can’t get over the excitement from #OSH22, the annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh aviation event in Wisconsin! Envoy recruiters were onsite connecting with aviation enthusiasts while Envoy First Officer Patricia Serrano participated in the “Latina Trailblazing Pilots” panel.

“Latina Trailblazing Pilots” Panel (left to right): Lt. Col. Olga Custodio (USAFR, RET), Maj Suzanne Crespo (USAFR), Sandra Granados (Flight Engineer, Abbvie, Inc.) and Envoy First Officer Patricia Serrano.

Lt. Col. Olga Custodio (USAFR, RET), America’s first Latina Military and Commercial Airline Pilot moderated the panel. As a Retired American Airlines Captain, she invited women leaders in Military, Commercial and Corporate Aviation to share their valuable experiences for others developing a career in aviation.

Be Bold

The theme of the panel was “Be Bold,” which is a mantra of sorts to encourage women aviators to get out of their comfort zone to achieve their dreams. The panelists spoke about their personal backgrounds, obstacles they’ve had to overcome and they also shared how often they use the Spanish language in their careers each day.

Envoy First Officer, Patricia Serrano, speaking at the “Latina Trailblazing Pilots” panel.

Representation Matters

By participating in events like this, women — especially women of color — help encourage other young women in all aviation career fields. After the panel, members of the audience networked with the panelists, asked questions one on one and took photos with their new heroines.

 

 

 

Envoy was proud to have First Officer Patricia Serrano speak at the panel. Learn more about her diverse background and how she became an Envoy Pilot by viewing the video below — and be sure to click HERE to read more about Envoy’s presence onsite at Oshkosh 2022. We’ll see you next year!