AviNation Magazine Spring 2021

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Get a Mentor & Get Involved by Jessica Webster Hello, friends! Aviation has been my life-long love and I wanted to share my experience with you in order to help you overcome some hurdles and avoid certain struggles. I founded Hera Aviation Group when I received a phone call that forever changed the course of my life. I might not have realized it right at that moment, but a genesis for this organization, and a movement to cultivate change in my industry, was already wheels up. My story began at twelve years old, on the wing of a P3 Orion, surrounded by its crew, proudly watching the Blue Angels thunder by overhead. I could feel the afterburners rumble inside my body. I had arrived, and aviation was going to be my forever love. In the years following, I chased my dream across many countries. I worked at several fixed-base operators, both in America and the United Kingdom, in different jobs to be close to aviation and any potential opportunities. I studied at airports and cleaned airplanes for flight time, which funded my pilot’s licenses. It was hard work. In England, I completed an ATPL ground school course, which led to employment at a flight school. I worked in an air charter department that operated Citations and Hawkers in Cambridge, United Kingdom,

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