Mentorship Programs

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Overview

Our mentorship program was birthed out of the need for role models and representation-“If YOU can SEE it, YOU can BE it!” To date, we have had approximately 60 mentees join our program and some have since become members. They are paired with an SOS mentor and will participate in the yearly or accelerated program.

Mentorship Programs

Our organization provides mentorship, fellowship, and camaraderie to women of color who have had little or no exposure to professional pilot careers. The foal of our mentorship program is to promote the progression and development of women of color seeking careers flying in the aviation industry. We strive to accomplish this with our four separate mentorship programs: the Year-long Program, the Accelerated Program, the Internal SOS Program, and the Pipeline Program.

The Year-Long and Accelerated Mentorship Program

Prospective mentees must posses at least a student pilot's certificate, pay our non-refundable application processing fee, be at least 16 years of age with parental conset below the age of 18, fill out our online application, and complete our screening interview process.

The Internal SOS Mentorship Program

Prospective mentees must be a current, paid member of the Sisters of the Skies organization, pay our non-refundable application processing fee, and complete our screening interview process.

The Pipleline Program

This program is strictly for those individuals who are currently involved in an aviation pipeline program. Aviation pipeline programs include, but are not limited to, the Luke Weathers Flight Academy, the American Airlines Cadet Academy, the Delta Air Lines Propel Program, the United Airlines Aviate Program, the FedEx Purple Runway Program, the JetBlue Pilot Gateway Program, respectively. Requirements to enter are that you must possess at least a student pilot’s certificate, pay our non-refundable application processing fee, be at least 16 years of age with parental consent below the age of 18, fill out our online application, complete our screening interview process, and be enrolled in an aviation industry pipeline program. Within the application you will have to indicate of which aviation pipeline you are a part.

Cohort Mentorship Program

The Cohort Program utilizes the Slack App to group mentees with mentors in a virtual platform to achieve support, guidance and best practices for each group based on their training level. In Slack, mentees will be assigned to one of three cohorts: student pilots, private pilots and instrument rated pilots. You must possess at least a student pilot’s certificate, pay our non-refundable application processing fee, be at least 16 years of age with parental consent below the age of 18, fill out our online application, and complete our screening interview process. The acceptance notification will be conducted on a bi-weekly basis, and you will need to have the Slack App in order to participate. Registration applications will be accepted from September 10- December 31.

For questions or more information about our Mentorship Program, email mentors@sistersoftheskies.com

Request a Mentor

Prospective mentees, please use the link below to apply for one of our mentorship programs.

Become a Mentor

If you are a member of SOS and are interested in becoming a mentor, please apply during the open mentorship window.

Other Ways to Get Involved

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Through the generous help of our sponsors, we are able to maintain our commitment help get more women of color in the sky through our outreach events and annual gala. Contact us today to become a sponsor and help us achieve our mission.