2009 DAC Teen Leadership Summit for D/HH Boys

2009 DAC Teen Leadership Summit for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Boys

DATE: October 29, 2009

TIME: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Frontiers of Flight Museum
Dallas/Love Field


All North Texas Deaf & Hard of Hearing 7th – 12th Grade Boys

A can-do attitude will reign supreme at
Deaf Action Center’s
2009 Teen Leadership Summit for
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Boys

This year’s Summit is flying high, and scheduled to land at:

The Frontiers of Flight Museum
Dallas, Love Field
October 29th, 2009

Celebrity Guest:

Pilot Matt Herrman – Topic: “The Sky’s the Limit!”

$25.00 per Attendee – Pre-registration required.

Registration Deadline: October 15, 2009

For more information, email [email protected]

Matt Herrman Bio

Born on the anniversary date of the Wright Brothers’ first historic flight –
Matt Herrman was also born Deaf. As a child growing up in Council Bluffs,
Iowa, Matt developed a love for aviation that motivates him today, and
inspires the world around him. One of only two Deaf pilots to ever earn the
prestigious FAA designation as an instrument-rated pilot, 29-year-old
Herrman didn’t allow his deafness to keep him from achieving his dream. A
former business major, Matt was determined to focus on his passion for
flying, beginning his flight training in college. Attending the University
of Nebraska, Omaha’s Aviation Institute, Matt earned both his private pilots
license, and later his commercial pilots license – with the much coveted
instrument rating. Having participated in a number of aviation programs,
including the Flying Mavericks Flight Team, Matt graduated in 2003 with a
degree in Flight Specialization. Vice President of the Deaf Pilots
Association, and 2008 recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the
Aviation Institute, Matt hopes to someday earn his flight instructor rating,
and eventually teach other Deaf people to fly. Affectionately known as the
pilot with the busy hands, optimistic attitude and passion for flying,
Matt’s remarkable story of desire and determination is an inspiring example
that… the sky’s the limit… for anyone willing to reach for it!

Susan Giles
Email: [email protected]

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