Share Your Passion
Raéd Alexande coordinated an online Career Day and was looking for guest speakers. While I was on a plane that day, I posted the request to help find others. Career Day was on March 11, 2022 via Zoom and was a huge success. Two of the presenters reached out to share their experience.
Captain Kathy McCullough called and expressed how much fun it was talking to the kids. While Kathy is now retired she is still giving back to the future of a career that she loved. We discussed how events like this make a difference, even if you impact just one student.
Then I received an email from Aidan Lally, that he, too, talked to the kids. Aidan is in school at UND to become a pilot and he reminded me of the importance of taking the time to inspire. I first met Aidan in 2018, when he was a Junior in High School and boarding my flight to Europe. As it turned out, my first B777 flight. He introduced himself because he read my my blog and had recognized me. I stopped to chat with him before boarding the plane. He later reached out as a student from UND. Aidan is an inspiration himself and became a Friday Flyer.
Thanks to all the presenters that made this day special, and a huge thank you to Raéd Ayyad from the Texas Pilot association for coordinating this event and making it special for everyone!