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The Premier Aviation Podcast celebrating and elevating the history of women, what we've done, where we are, and what we're doing. Not just pilots, but “Plane Janes” of all stripe. Pilot or not, the sky is still home for all kindred souls.

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The Premier Aviation Podcast celebrating and elevating the history of women, what we've done, where we are, and what we're doing. Not just pilots, but “Plane Janes” of all stripe. Pilot or not, the sky is still home for all kindred souls.

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Episode 005 - Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend

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Welcome to The BoXX Office. Below are the show notes for this episode providing a brief introduction and links to stories covered in this episode. Also, just below this paragraph is a link to download the audio file in an mp3 format that can be listened to on a computer or other personal music listening device, (iPod, mp3 player, Windows Media player, etc.) 
Hope you enjoy the show. Let's burn this candle!
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE MP3 AUDIO FILE (30.2 MB)
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Dr. Mae C. Jemison
Lt. Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger
  • On Feb. 6, 2012, President Barack Obama nominated Lt. Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger to the rank of general, and as the next commander of Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC). 

Feature Presentation
Originally from the United Kingdom, Suzanne Collins lived in South America before returning to the U.K. to finish her degree in Electrical Engineering. Eventually she immigrated to the United States and found gainful work as an Electronics technician before transitioning into the world of Information Technology and adding another degree to her resume in Business Administration. Her personal drive to continue learning as much as possible eventually led her to the sky. Flying was not a passion she anticipated but she discovered quickly that it was what she was meant to do. 

Aviation Accomplishments: 2007       Private Pilot
2009       Instrument Pilot
              Instrument Ground Instructor
                *(2009 AMESF Winner)
              FAA Safety Basic & Advanced WINGS
2010       Advanced Ground Instructor
              FAA Safety Basic, Advanced, and  Master WINGS
2011       SeaPlane Single-Engine (Add-On)
              FAA Safety Basic SeaWINGS Aircraft Flown:  Cessna 172N/R/RG/SP/G1000, C177RG, CZAW SportCruzr, Diamond DA20 (A1/C1), DA40, Flight Design CTSw, Piper Arrow/Cherokee/Warrior, Symphony S160.  Aviation Affiliation/Membership: For more information or to contact Suzanne directly, she can be found on Twitter at @techiepilot
BoXX Office Recommendations
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Feb 11 2012

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Episode 003 - Aviation and Beyond

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Welcome to The BoXX Office. Below are the show notes for this episode providing a brief introduction and links to stories covered in this episode. Also, just below this paragraph is a link to download the audio file in an mp3 format that can be listened to on a computer or other personal music listening device, (iPod, mp3 player, Windows Media player, etc.) 
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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE MP3 AUDIO FILE (35.3 MB)

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USAF Capt. Michelle Ruehl on an F-18
Photo courtesy of Michelle RuehlMichelle Ruehl, a Michigan native, took after her grandfather from a very young age. Consuming books of airplanes her passion for aviation was evident. With the foresight of a man who can see the future, Michelle’s grandfather set her feet on the path, and she’s never looked back. When her friends went to regular universities, Michelle began her aviation career at the Air Force Academy, in Colorado Springs. 
Using the skills the Air Force instilled in her, combined with her own enjoyment of aviation, Michelle forged a path that took her around the world and in several different cockpits. She tells how she got into aviation and what the spark that fired her competitive nature was. 
Working with orphans in Tanzania Photo courtesy of Michelle RuehlMichelle at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro Photo courtesy of Michelle RuehlHer story circumnavigates the world and expands not only outside the cockpit, but also beyond the bounds of aviation. For her, aviation is both a passion and a vehicle to explore the many opportunities in the world to give back and teach. In this episode she shares her story which includes extra-aviation activities in Ghana, Tibet and her work with Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center. In a sense her career has come full circle, but like any true circle, there is no end. For Michelle, her story is continuing and has also just begun.
Michelle and Zyola in simulated flight.

BoXX Office Recommendations

Zero to Breakthrough The 7-Step, Battle-Tested Method for Accomplishing Goals That Matter, By Venice “Flygirl” Armour. Whom before she was thirty had become a decorated naval aviator and also holds the title of America's First African American female combat pilot. She believes that no dream is out of reach if you have the right flight plan.  In Zero to Breakthrough, she shares her technique of identifying and achieving your true goals be they aviation related, or not and excelling with flying colors.
Special Thanks
Steve Visscher of Plane Crazy Down Under PodcastStuart Stevenson (PilotStu) of the Aviation Media NetworkListeners Mikel Fitterman, Steve Finkelman, Braham Sacks
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Nov 10 2011

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Episode 002 - A Voice For Success

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Hope you enjoy the show. Let's burn this candle!CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD MP3 AUDIO FILE (33.8MB)News Reel

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Photo courtesy of Stephanie RustStephanie Rust was born and raised in Southern California, and moved to Colorado five years ago to accept a job at Denver Center as an Air Traffic Control Specialist (ARTCC/ZDV Area 2). Her job is to make sure pilots get home. And yes, that means she’s sent the Sheriff to knock on doors in the middle of the night to make sure a flight plan that wasn’t closed has a “happy ending.”
“I always loved aviation, and even as a child, I preferred watching airplanes or reading about airplanes instead of doing things like playing house. I wouldn't call myself a tomboy, but I have never been a super girly girl, either.”
As a high school graduation present her father paid for her to earn her private pilot’s certificate at a Part 141 flight school at KSNA (John Wayne - Orange County airport in Santa Ana, CA). The experience has given her a better understanding of her job today. However, her path to Air Traffic Controller was not direct including working at an animal shelter.
Originally known as "Smith & Wesson" her
call sign is now "Rusty."
Photo courtesy of Stephanie RustJust like pilots earn “call signs” bestowed on them by colleagues, Stephanie is on her second. Originally she known as “Smith and Wesson” but now goes by “Rusty.”
Currently, she lives in Northern Colorado with her husband, three cats and an outdoor pond full of koi and goldfish. She loves all kinds of travel, and has a dream of taking an Antarctic cruise. For fun, she is an amateur photographer, glass artist and mosaic maker. She admits to being in a codependent relationship with caffeine; however she is a low-carb girl who loves her bacon. With the switch to low carbs she’s also lost 90 pounds in the last two years.                                            
“That person you see in oversized sunglasses driving a black-on-black BMW...and you think "how obnoxious is SHE?"...then you hear me listening to Armenian dance music or singing along to Maroon 5. Or Aerosmith. Or Justin Timberlake...and you decide that I am strange, but I might be all right :)”
In this episode Stephanie, discusses her interest in aviation, what led her to the position of Air Traffic Controller, her thoughts on LiveATC and NextGen as well as the the many pluses of her job.

Stephanie Rust can be found on Twitter as RustySunshine
Zyola Mix and Stephanie Rust in the World Indoor Airport
at Metropolitan State College of Denver ~ 9/26/2011
BoXX Office Recommendations
Breaking Through the Clouds: The First Women's National Air Derby is the inspiring true story of 20 women who raced across America in 1929 with just a compass and a road map to guide them. Currently screenings are scheduled through the end of the year. Check the website for locations and to purchase the DVD.
Pearl is the true story of Pearl Carter Scott, whom in 1928 became America’s youngest licensed pilot. For more information on screenings and where to purchase the film, visit the website. It is a story that is inspiring to all ages.

Special Thanks
Jean D. MarcellinMike DanielsElizabeth DanielsStuck Mic AvCastRobert Cigliano: New Pilot PodblogKarlene Petitt: Flight to SuccessPlane Crazy Down Under PodcastMetropolitan State College of Denver Aviation and Aerospace Science Program
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Oct 06 2011

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Episode 001 - Yes, Emily. Girls can learn to fly.

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Welcome to the inaugural episode of The BoXX Office. Below are the show notes for this episode providing a brief introduction and links to stories covered in this episode. Also, just below this paragraph is a link to download the audio file in an mp3 format that can be listened to on a computer or other personal music listening device, (iPod, mp3 player, Windows Media player, etc.) 
Hope you enjoy the show. Let's burn this candle!
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD MP3 AUDIO FILE (33.47MB)
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Capt. Emily Howell Warner
A young Emily Hanrahan, from North Denver, not yet 18 years old, disembarked from a her first airplane ride in a Frontier Airlines DC-3 and began an unlikely career in aviation with the query, "Can a girl take flying lessons?" What happened after that is history. She had logged over 7000 hours at the controls of various aircraft before earning the position and title of the first woman Air Transport Pilot for a Modern, Jet-Equipped Scheduled Airline.
Photo Courtesy of Capt. Emily Howell Warner January 12, 1973, she took her place in the cockpit of a Frontier Airlines Boeing 737. In 1976 she moved from the right seat to the left seat and on May 24, 1984 she made history again as she captained the "first all female flight crew," colloquially named "The Box Office." She was inducted in the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame, her first uniform is on display in the Smithsonian's Institute National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. When she retired she had amassed 21,000 professional flight hours in addition to the 7,000 hours she had prior to adding her name to the history books.
August 24, 2011, Taken at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
(L-R) Zyola T. Mix & Capt. Emily Howell Warner under a DC-3 model
airplane. Similar to the one Emily took her first flight in. In this first episode of "The BoXX Office," recorded in the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver, Colorado, Capt. Emily Howell Warner shares some funny anecdotes and stories about her journey in aviation from the dream of becoming a "stewardess," instructing young male pilots specifically to fly for the airlines and eventually earning her place in the left seat at Frontier Airlines. She also shares her story of what happened after the first incarnation of Frontier Airlines ceased to be. Her time at United Parcel Service, working with United Airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as what she is up to now.

For more information on Capt. Emily Howell Warner's career click on the following links:
Biography: Weaving the Winds
Airport Journals: How Emily Hanrahan Howell Warner Conquered the Male-Dominated Airline Industry
Air Line Pilots Association, International: Cleared to Dream
More Pioneers...
This list is by no means 100% comprehensive. Just the tip of the iceberg.
1906 E. Lillian Todd (USA) - First Woman to Design and Build an Aircraft
1910 Raymonde de Laroche (France) - First Woman in the World to Receive Pilot License
1921 Bessie Coleman (USA) - First African-American (male or female) to Receive a Pilot License
1927 Phoebe Fairgrave Omlie (USA) - First Woman to Obtain an Aircraft Mechanics License
1929 Florence "Pancho" Barnes (USA) - First Woman Stunt Pilot in Motion Pictures
1942 Mary Van Scyoc (USA) - First Woman Air Traffic Controller
1942 Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP, USA) - First U.S. Women Pilots to Fly Military Aircraft 
1947 Ellen Shaw Carter (USA) - First Woman to Receive a Helicopter Rating
1953 Jacqueline Cochran (USA) - First Woman to Break the Sound Barrier (in a Northrop T-38)
1963 Valentina Tereshkova (U.S.S.R.) - First Woman in Space
1973 Emily Howell Warner (USA) - First Woman to be Hired as an Air Transport Pilot for a Modern, Jet-Equipped Scheduled Airline (Frontier Airlines) 
1974 Barbara Allen Rainey (USA) - First Woman Pilot in U.S. Military (Navy)
1983 Sally Ride, Ph.D. (USA) - First U.S. Woman in Space
1984 Svetlana Savitskaya (U.S.S.R.) - First Woman to Walk in Space
1984 Kathryn Sullivan (USA) - First U.S. Woman to Walk in Space
1993 U.S. Department of Defense opens combat aviation to women
1999 Lt. Col. Eileen Collins (USAF) - First Woman Space Shuttle Commander


Special Thanks
Mile High Flyers Podcast
Plane Crazy Down Under Podcast
Ninety-Nines of Colorado
Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum
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Excerpt of Phenomenal Woman. Angelou, M. (1995), Phenomenal Woman, Random House
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Sep 02 2011

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