This month's Aviator Spotlight shines its light on Karina Aguirre. Karina is a prime example of why Scanners™ highlights individuals in the aviation community. Read her story below.
Karina Aguirre's Story
My name is Karina. I am an Instrument rated pilot currently working towards my Commercial Rating. I am also the founding chairman of the Nashville Ninety Nines. I was born and raised in Monterrey (Mexico) and currently live in Nashville (United States).
My inspiration and my passion for aviation came from my dad who is also a pilot, and who has always encouraged me to shoot for the stars. I had been flying in the right seat with him for a while but it was until a few years back that "something clicked" and I suddenly felt the urge to get behind the controls. It was then, when I enrolled into a flight school in Nashville and began my training.
One of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done in this space is founding the Nashville Ninety Nines along with my friends. We are an organization committed to promote advancement of aviation by providing a support system, education, and scholarships. In just one year, we have grown to 76 members and have awarded two scholarships. To me, it is extremely important to have a strong community that encourages and supports you along way.
I love being an advocate for women pilots and finding ways to raise the percentage of women in the industry. I also enjoy creating aviation content on my social media platforms.
My long term goal is to become an airline pilot.
My advice: You are your biggest enemy... so keep pushing and working towards your goals! Dont forget to celebrate every small achievement and accomplishment.
Thank you, Karina, for sharing your aviation story. If you have a story you would like to share with the world send it to us at AviatorSpotlight@scannersifr.com. We look forward to hearing from you and sharing your story!
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