About the Author

Shawn White is a sophomore at Western Michigan University, majoring in Aviation Flight Science and Management with the College of Aviation and the Lee Honors College. Living abroad in Cyprus, Ukraine, and China for much of his early life, he traveled frequently and discovered a strong interest in global aviation.Shawn moved to Kalamazoo, MI in August 2015 to pursue this passion and begin working towards his career goals.

During his first year of school he finished his Private Pilot training and quickly began working on his instrument rating. Throughout the year he also joined Alpha Eta Rho, a professional aviation fraternity, and Alpha Lambda Delta, the national honors society for first-year students.

In between classes Shawn works as a line service representative at the W. K. Kellogg Airport in Battle Creek, MI. He is also a huge soccer fan, both playing and following the sport. As a diehard FC Bayern Munich supporter, he sincerely believes the team will win the Champions League this season, regardless of how many times they have been previously knocked out at the semi-finals stage.

Shawn’s future goals are to finish his commercial flight training and to become a flight instructor. He also hopes to work with international aviation companies, especially start-up efforts in countries that lack a general aviation presence.

You may contact him by email at shawn.d.white.white@wmich.edu

View his Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2o47GhyH2E0j3nEU4Cm6hQ

View his LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/shawn-white-774ab4115