Meet Emma Harbaugh, our new Membership Chair! Emma is a Reno native and a UNR grad who started her aviation journey in 2013. Since then she worked her way up from CFI to airline pilot, flying for four different airlines along the way. She currently flies as a first officer on the Boeing 757/767 and is looking forward to training for a bigger airplane soon! She has thoroughly enjoyed all of the amazing experiences that being an airline pilot have given her, from all women crews to layovers in Hawaii, and hopes to share her excitement about the professional pilot career path with the chapter. In her free time she enjoys aerial silks, yoga, and hiking. Welcome aboard Emma!!
The Sierra Battle Born Chapter of Women in Aviation, in partnership with a local Reno flight school (Great Basin Aviation), hosted a Youth in Aviation Expo on Saturday, June 11th. This event was solely for the benefit of the community's youth and was meant to inspire young aviators. The event included information about different careers in aviation, industry professionals, aircraft systems for a Cessna 172 and a C-130 engine (on loan from the Nevada Air National Guard), static display, Care Flight Pilatus and Helicopter, games, snacks, and more. The local flight school also took 44 kids on their first flight 🛫
Meet our newest member, Air Traffic Controller, Ashley Doster!! Ashley served in the Air Force for 7 years where she started in ATC. She joined the FAA in 2009 at the DVT Tower. Moved to Reno in 2014 and has been at RNO since (lucky us 🎉). Ashley and her husband Ryan have been married for almost 20 years and they have 4 beautiful kids, Robert, Blair, Kanon and Rylee. When she is not telling us where to go, she enjoys hiking and skating. So excited for Ashley and our Chapter!