She plans to earn her private pilot certificate this summer and is active in a number of professional aviation organizations, including AOPA, the Experimental Aircraft Association, Women in Aviation, the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals, and the Academy of Model Aeronautics.
“I’m amazed and humbled at how supportive our contributors have been,” said Melodie Homer, founder and president of the organization. “It has meant so much to the young men and women who have been helped through our programs.”
The foundation encourages young adults to pursue aviation as a professional career.
“The continued support of the LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Foundation by friends, families and fellow employees touched by the events of September 11, 2001 have established a legacy and ensured future aviators’ dreams of flight will be achieved,” said Capt. Brian Florence of the foundation.