Sarina has a passion for all things aviation. Between flying, working at airports, and becoming involved in professional organizations, Sarina has been involved in some aspect of aviation since she was a teenager. She currently works as an independent flight instructor.
Sarina is an FAA-certified Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor with Single and Multi-Engine Instrument ratings. She has been a flight instructor since 2005.
In addition to flying, Sarina has experience in administrative and nonprofit management. She has worked for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as an administrative director, and was the founding President of a chapter of Women in Aviation, International -- a nonprofit organization that provides support for women and men who choose to enter the challenging world of aviation.
Sarina has presented poster sessions on aviation safety topics for the Transportation Research Forum, and she maintains professional memberships with AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association), WAI (Women in Aviation, International), and NAFI (National Association of Flight Instructors).
Sarina holds a B.S. in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. In 2011, she also earned a Master's Degree in Aeronautical Science from ERAU-Worldwide, specializing in Aviation Safety and Operations.
By Sarina Houston:
I first flew a small airplane when I was 11 years old. I'll never forget that flight, as it instilled a passion for aviation within me that has created the life I have today.
I have experienced many aspects of aviation. I've washed my fair share of airplanes. I've sat in classrooms with industry experts to learn about all things aviation. I've interned with the operations department of a major airline. I've attended conferences and read a lot of books. But without a doubt, what I love most about my job is the opportunity to share this industry knowledge and passion for aviation with others.
That's what I hope to do here. I hope you enjoy the site.