Amira Collier was one of the first females to earn her private pilot’s license through the 2015 Tuskegee NEXT program. She attributes her success to facing her fears and stepping out of her comfort zone. Amira says:
Tuskegee NEXT has impacted my life in many ways. Besides all the networking opportunities, and the flight training experience, a major takeaway for me was being confident outside of my comfort zone. Personal growth and development truly come from stepping outside of one's comfort zone and ultimately facing ones fear head on. This is how to accomplish your goals.
Amira is a brilliant, gifted, and hardworking student at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama. As a junior, she is majoring in Aerospace Science Engineering. She is passionate about the aviation manufacturing process and hopes to work in design and analytics. Her goal is to use her degree to work in production for a well-known engineering company such as GE Aviation, Rolls Royce or The Boeing Company.
Since graduating from the program Amira has continued to fly. Amira states:
I have flown many times since graduating from the Tuskegee NEXT program. I was fortunate enough to take my first passenger up in October of 2015. I also had the opportunity to fly out of Moton Field; the same airfield the Tuskegee Airmen had their training. I even flew over my university’s campus through Legacy Flight Academy.
Amira is working towards being successful, to position herself to be able to give back to her community. Her personal mission is to be an innovator, live a balanced life, and be a positive influence. Amira looks forward to being a part of meeting future cadets and helping them through the process of earning their private pilot's license.
Amira dreams beyond the sky and grabs every opportunity that comes her way. Grabbing opportunities brings her closer to fulfilling her dreams. Tuskegee NEXT is honored to be a part of her story!