Say Hello To Maxine Scheer And Aleta Vinas!
With the final days before the official start to EAA AirVenture
2007 counting down all too rapidly... and, not quickly enough...
ANN's senior staff is all-too-aware of the Herculean task ahead of
us in reporting EVERYTHING that's news at The World's Greatest
Fortunately, this year we'll have some help... and some really
GREAT help at that. As we've already told you, Aero-News is
bringing its largest staff EVER to AirVenture this year, to not
only increase our print and audio coverage of the greatest (air)
show on Earth, but also to help us kick off Aero-TV. (Come to
think of it... "Herculean" doesn't begin to cover it...)
Over the next several days, we thought we'd take the time to
introduce you to the print stringers, video crews, and senior
staffers who will be bringing our readers and listeners all the
news that's fit to pixilate, modulate and videotape from Oshkosh
And now, without further adieu...
Maxine Scheer has honed her aviation skills over the last 25
years working on the planning and development of the necessary and
the sometimes frustrating montage of buildings and pavement we call
airports. Her assignments have taken her as far west as Manila and
as far south as Tierra del Fuego -- adventures which are likely to
pale those she expects to experience at Air Venture 2007.
These days, she spends her time doing research on the airport
industry and brainwashing her two young boys with way too many toy
airplanes and frequent visits to the airport. We are lucky that
they have given her time off for good behavior to come join us as
an ANN stringer. Ms. Scheer holds a B.S. in Aeronautical Studies
from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where she also earned
her Private Pilot Certificate.
When she told ANN Publisher Jim Campbell she would "write for an
Oshkosh pass," she didn't really expect he'd take her up on it.
That was five years ago... and her "newbie" status has long since
been demolished. She's now a grizzled old veteran (with much to
learn) but still more than willing to write for a pass to the Big
Aleta says she's known since she was a little girl that aviation
was where I wanted to build a career. She just didn't realize it
might not be up in the air. Aleta graduated from Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University with a BS in Aeronautical Science and an AS
in Aviation Management. She spent some years as a flight instructor
and now lives vicariously through a few of her students who have
become airline pilots. She chose a different flight path for her
career, but maintains her CFII and flies occasionally as a weekend
Stay tuned as we introduce more of our stringers and staffers in
days to come!