Atlas Week - Planes with Purpose: Global Humanitarian Aviation

April 6, 2017 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Tegeler Hall, Carlo Auditorium

Atlas Week, Aviation Science, Graduate Program, Outreach Events, Undergraduate


Explore the hidden world of humanitarian aviation. This panel of pilots and humanitarian workers will share their stories and experiences and take questions from the audience for an open discussion of how pilots and planes contribute to global service work.

A short reception will follow with light refreshments and a chance to try your skills on a flight simulator.

The panel includes:

  • Dr. Stephen Belt, an Aviation Science professor who flew in the Democratic Republic of Congo during its civil war in the summers of 2003 and 2005 to transport humanitarian workers and supplies for relief organizations and other NGOs
  • Jessica Watson, the director of Global Programs & Partnership at Wings of Hope, an aviation nonprofit working in 11 countries to lift people in need toward health and self-sufficiency
  • Father James Sebesta, who flew for the Jesuits in rural central Alaska from 1970 - 1994.

Sponsored By: Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology, Department of Aviation Science, Alpha Eta Rho

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