Abigail Dang

Abigail Dang is a 19-year-old Certified Flight Instructor working at Barber’s Point Flight School and a junior at Liberty University Online. Even though no one in her family is a pilot, her lifelong goal from a young age was to fly airplanes, so, with the generous support from mentors and scholarships, she soloed on her 16th birthday and earned her Private Pilot License on her 17th birthday before she got her driver’s license! Abigail is a passionate, driven, and dedicated woman. In the first half of 2021 alone, she earned three pilot certificates: Commercial Single-Engine and Multi-Engine, and Certified Flight Instructor. She frequently volunteers in her local and aviation communities, serving with the Aloha Chapter 99s as a volunteer pilot and as Secretary for two years and volunteering at the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. Her goals are to join the Hawaii Air National Guard as a C-17 Globemaster pilot and ultimately become a captain at a major airline. With the gracious scholarship from AAUW, Abigail plans to continue developing her pilot skills by pursuing her Instrument Flight Instructor and Multi-Engine Instructor certificates and using her knowledge and skills to support and create opportunities for girls and women in aviation while also pursuing her passion of educating, supporting, and inspiring Deaf youth in the field of aviation.