Melissa Mathiasen | Jake Myers | Jared Owens | Chad Phillips | Jean Schryver | Stacy Sheard
Production Test Pilot and S-92A/S 76 C++ Flight Instructor, SGH
Prior career experience: Sheard began her U.S. military career in Intelligence working as a Russian linguist for the National Security Agency (NSA).
was later accepted into the U.S. Army flight program to fly Huey and BLACK HAWK helicopters.
After 11 years of active military service, she
decided to pursue a civilian flying career.
Gaining experience, she
flew helicopter charters and tours in Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon; emergency medical flights in Los Angeles, and news, corporate and Screen Actors Guild
flying for television and commercials.
Sheard is a Scholarship Director for The Whirly Girls - International Women Helicopter Pilots, and a U.S. International Liaison for South African Women in Aviation and Aerospace (SAWIA).
Education: FAA Helicopter Airline Transport Pilot license; Certificated Flight Instructor license, a B.S. degree in Aeronautics; currently pursuing a Master's degree in Aeronautics.
Tour assignment: Demonstration pilot for the India leg of the journey
What made you want to be a part of the "Legacy of Heroes" demo tour?
Joining the Legacy
of Heroes tour holds special meaning for Sheard
, due to its focus on honoring first responders.