Aviation Dream Weavers will be participating in a number of events through out the year, check back periodically to see how the “Dream” is evolving.
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Is responsible for overseeing operations in an airport. They work to prevent threats to passengers and crew, and must be prepared to implement emergency response plans in event of security threat or an extreme weather situation that may require them to ground planes. The median annual salary of an airport manager is $70,000.
Engages in the development and production of airbrone vehicles that are designed for passenger transport, as well as the transport of goods from one location to another. A degree in engineering is required. The median annual wage for aeronautical engineering is $95,000 a year.
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To become a drone pilot you must be at least 16 years old, be able to read, write, and understand English, and pass the FAA’s Small UAS Rule part 107 exam to obtain your certificate. Salary ranges from $125 per hour to over $100,00 for a full time drone pilot.
A person who has earned a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) certificate is qualified to teach a student to fly. Salary is based on experience ranging from an hourly rate of $125 per hour to over $75,000 annually.
Barbara Ross was born in St. Louis, Mo. At an early age, the family relocated to Pensacola, Florida where she was educated in the public school system. After high school, she moved to Washington D.C. where she worked as a bank teller for two years.
Barbara started her career in aviation when she was hired by Eastern Airlines in 1979 as a Flight Attendant. She remained with Eastern until they terminated their services in 1989. She then applied to USAirways and was hired in 1989 as a Flight Attendant until 2005.
In 2005, Barbara decided to start her own business so she left the airline, moved back to Pensacola to open an accessory boutique. The boutique only lasted for a few years because of the economy.
Barbara returned to flying with USAirways in 2011 where she is presently based in Charlotte, N.C., flying domestic and international trips. In 2013 USAirways was bought by American Airlines.
She is the co-founder of Aviation Dream Weavers, Inc., a 501c3 non profit organization which along with her husband, they started in 2016.
Presently married to Retired Captain Ozzie Ross and they reside in Griffin, Ga.
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Ozzie was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and is one of five brothers. His life achievements are steeped in family, education and community. He is a graduate of Georgia Perimeter College where he received his Associates Degree in Business Administration. Ozzie is also a proud war veteran having served 4 years in the United States Air Force with 2 of those years spent in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War.
After serving, Ozzie took up interest in flying commercial airliners as a pilot and worked to become one of the first two Black American pilots to be hired on with Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) in 1984. In only a year, he earned the Captain’s seat which is the highest seat in the commercial airline industry. He flew with ASA until 1987 when he transitioned over to US Airways where he started out flying as a First Officer. Many years of diligently working the ranks and proving himself capable, he earned the Captain’s seat once again in 2006. Ozzie was not the one to stop growing so once he obtained the Captain’s seat, he wanted to be sure that he could continue to pass on his knowledge to new pilots so he applied to US Airways flight training department. He was accepted into the program and balanced the rolls of Captain and Line Check Airman for the balance of his time with the company. With more than 25,000 flight hours on record, Ozzie retired from the former US Airways but now American Airlines in 2016.
Ozzie is big on community development as he has spent over 35 years working with the ACE Program alongside his mentor, Mr. Julius J. Alexander. It is from this experience that he
decided to start his organization, Aviation Dream Weavers, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. ADW was formed to help assist minority youths who have an interest in aviation
and aerospace careers gain funding for schooling and special aviation programs.
Ozzie has received numerous awards for his service in the aviation community. In 2016 he was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, established by President Barack Obama.
He currently serves on two boards; the ACE Program and the Griffin Region College and Career Academy (GRCCA). He and his wife Barbara currently live in the city of Griffin, GA.
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To qualify for an airline pilot position, one must have a bachelor’s degree, commercial pilots license, and an Airline Transport Pilot certificate. You are trained to fly an aircraft in the company fleet which normally takes about 6 to 8 weeks. Salary on the lower end range from $32,000 to $71,000 yearly. With seniority, on the higher end the salary can be well above $300,000 annually.
Design Aircraft and spacecraft, including aerospace products like satellites, missiles, and launch vehicles. Engineering degree required. Average salary exceeds $115,000. Top 10% make more than $164,000 a year.
The job involves flying corporate executives and management people to desired locations, locally, and around the world. Median annual salary for the corporate pilot is $97,000 a year.
This person works in an airport or call center, providing information and assistance to the flying public. You check in with a customer service agent at the airport ticket counter for your boarding pass, seat upgrades and reissued ticktes if necessary. The mean annual wage for airline customer service agents is $39,000 annually.
A flight dispatcher assists in planning flight paths, considering the aircraft performance and loading, enroute winds, weather, turbulence forecasts, airspace restrictions, and airport conditions. Average income is $51,000 a year. Experience dispatcher for large airlines make in excess of $90,000 a year.
Is trained either as a D.O. or M.D. A flight physician is part of an air medical staff that consists of pilots and flight nurses that are highly trained in critical patient care and flight physiology. Medical degree is required. Median annual pay is $95,000 a year.
Studies weather phenomenons using math and science to prepare daily weather reports and forecasts for a certain period of time. This includes recording and analyzing data from worldwide weather stations, satellites, radars and remote sensors. A college degree is required. Median annual pay is $150,000 a year.
Primary job is to handle scheduled maintenance and repairs for aircraft. Performs maintenance on aircraft structures and the engines. Must attend an Aviation Maintenance Technician School for your certifications. The median annual salary is $60,000.
Air traffic controllers coordinate air traffic by issuing takeoff and landing instructions, separating aircrafts in flight, responding to emergencies, and providing pilots with essential information.
Two or four year college degree is required and you must pass the Air Traffic Standardized Aptitude Test to quality for a controller position. The median income for air traffic controllers is $120,000 annually and those in the top ten percent income range is more than $170,000 annually.
To become a military pilot, the requirements are more straightforward for qualifying. A bachelor’s degree or better is mandatory with a GPA of 3.4 or better to be competitive. A private pilot license would be helpful and all training must be completed before turning 30 years of age.
Officer Training School is required and once completed, you are off to flight training and upon completion and you receive your “wings”, you proceed to advance training on a particular type of aircraft. The average salary nationwide for military pilots is $49,000 annually.
A great job that does not necessarily require a degree. However, to be more competitive a degree is helpful especially if you can speak one or more foreign languages. Training is done by the airline and with successful completion, you receive the FAA Certificate of Demonstrated Proficiency.
Median annual salary is $37,000. Those in the top ten percent with seniority average better than $65,000 annually.