Baylor Student Receives Sky-High Praise from Aviation Internship
Credit: Baylor Media Communications
September 5, 2017
A high-flying summer internship with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) sounds like a dream come true, and it was for Lilly Johnson, a senior aviation administration major at Baylor University. Johnson spent her summer piloting some of her dream planes while assisting EAA with government relations, advocacy and safety at its headquarters in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. “My favorite plane was a Ford Tri-Motor, which was flown by the airlines in the ‘30s and ‘40s. I also flew a home-built Vans RV-7 and a home-built Wag-Aero Cubby,” Johnson said.
Johnson is from Denver, Colorado, and used skills she has gathered from Baylor to succeed in her role with EAA. Johnson’s knowledge of aviation and experience as a pilot made her a huge asset to the departments she interned with and to EAA as a whole.
“I was able to share the same passions and interest in general aviation as everyone at EAA,” said Johnson. “I helped the advocacy and safety team to prepare for EAA's event called AirVenture, which is a huge fly-in with over 11,000 airplanes and nearly 600,000 people. We worked with the government VIPs that came in from the FAA, and NTSB, elected officials on the state and federal levels and the president of Botswana.”