Tavaero Champions STEM Education for Women

8 July 2024

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Tavaero Jet Charter Corp. (Tavaero), a private aircraft charter company based at Houston Hobby Airport, recently served as a Catalyst sponsor of the Lone Star Flight Museum’s 2024 Women Inspiring the Next Generation through STEM (WINGS) breakfast. The event was held in May at River Oaks Country Club in Houston and raised more than $45,000 for the museum and its educational programs.

Kimberly Allen Dang, chief executive officer of Kinder Morgan, served as the honorary chair of the event. Kinder Morgan served as the Changemaker presenting sponsor. Serving as keynote speaker was Lena Andrews, author of the national best seller Valient Women: The Extraordinary American Servicewomen Who Helped Win World War II.

The Lone Star Flight Museum is a 501c3 aviation museum and STEM learning center. The museum’s mission is to celebrate flight and achievements in Texas aviation history and to educate and engage youth through science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Lone Star Flight Museum is home to a flying collection of rare and historic commercial, general aviation, and military aircraft.

Launched by Women in Aviation International 10 years ago, Girls in Aviation Day is a free event that is being held for kids and teens all over the world on 24 September 2024. On this day, the Lone Star Flight Museum will welcome 300 girls (and boys) ages 8 to 17 who are interested in learning about air and space career opportunities. Lone Star Flight Museum’s Girls in Aviation Day event will include complimentary breakfast and lunch, a panel discussion with accomplished women in aviation and aerospace, a STEM Career Fair and exhibit booths, hands-on demonstrations, flight simulator experiences, a tour of the museum’s hangars and aircraft, and many other special activities and programs. Registration is now open, and sponsorship opportunities are available.

Marcela White, co-owner of Tavaero, hosted nine special guests who included Stephanie Abrego, Jefferson Enterprise;  Joni Becker, Tavaero Jet charter; Donna Bruney,  Jefferson Enterprise; Alicia Diaz; Zundrell Green, Tavaero Jet Charter; Marion Keller, writer for Air Charter Journal and others; Jo Schenkenfelder, flight department coordinator;  Melissa Zuber, Tavaero Jet Charter; and Sarah Wendt, corporate pilot.


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