Instructor Highlight: Sarah Deaton
Sarah is one of our Certified Flight Training Instructors and a member of the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the Ninety-Nines.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Ninety-Nines, it is an International Organization of Women Pilots that provides networking, mentoring, and flight scholarship opportunities to recreational and professional female pilots.
“Did you know that only 6% of the pilot population in the U.S are women?”
The underrepresentation of female pilots in the U.S. motivated Sarah to join an organization that would connect her with other female aviators both locally and nationally.
As a member of the Greater Kansas City Chapter, Sarah will engage in community outreach and mentorship programs. Recently, Sarah and fellow members visited Sunflower Elementary to promote aviation among children. They shared their pilot experience, discussed the aviation industry, and read a children’s book on Amelia Earhart. As a committed member of the organization, Sarah hopes to inspire more women to pursue a career in aviation and contribute to the industry’s growth.
“It makes me feel apart of something bigger, and it’s fun to plant that seed to younger women that anything they want to do, like becoming a pilot, is possible.” -Sarah Deaton