Keep up with the latest happenings in aviation!
Cal Fire is facing a serious shortage of pilots, especially for air tankers, forcing planes to sit unused during major fires. Cal Fire Chief of Flight Operations, Dennis Brown explains the factors contributing to the shortage on Aug. 30, 2018.
Dallas – Drones are everywhere...in the skies as fireworks for the Fourth of July, overhead checking power lines during Texas ice storms, in the air checking crime scenes and over neighborhoods and parks for recreational purposes. Regardless of application, drones are here to stay in the workplace and at home – and the need for qualified drone pilots will only increase in the future.
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFNS) -- Headquarters Air Force Junior ROTC has launched a program aimed at potentially putting more pilots in the cockpits of military aircraft to help address the Air Force’s ongoing aircrew shortage. Beginning in the summer of 2018, select AFJROTC cadets who applied for a new Fight Academy scholarship will attend an accredited aviation program at one of six partnering universities to get a private pilot license.
Last week, 22 high school students took turns climbing into flight simulators, visiting aircraft control towers and flying in planes as part of ACE Camp, the Aviation Career Education, a partnership between the University of North Texas and Tarrant County College. ACE camp sought to show high school students an in-depth view of all the jobs in the aviation industry, so they could find the specific path that interests them.
(Anna, TX) – What could you do with a bakery box, a laser beam, six lenses and an hour? Students from across Texas were presented with this challenge on Saturday, April 28th, as part of the 33rd annual TAME State STEM Competition, sponsored by Raytheon, hosted at YMCA Collin County Adventure Camp in Anna, Texas. Students used the supplies to focus and diffuse a laser beam during the Engineering Design Challenge segment of the competition.
Cecilia Kim, an aviation student at LeTourneau University, has been selected to receive the American Airlines $5,000 scholarship.
North Texas' reputation as a hub for aviation activity of all kinds is taking another step forward.
In its fifth year, the Irving High School Aviation Science Academy prepares students to enter the workforce in the areas of management, flight, aerospace engineering and aviation maintenance. Now, they’re headed to nationals this April in Washington, D.C.
Recently, students in the Irving High School Aviation Academy competed in the Real World Design Challenge, a state and national competition where high school students design and build a UAS to complete a survey and crop spraying mission. ...They won the Texas challenge and are headed to Washington D.C. in April to compete at the national level!
The relatively small percentage of women in the aviation workplace has captured the attention of U.S. lawmakers, with separate measures offered in the House and Senate to address the issue.
If you've ever had dreams of flying, now may be the time to make them reality. The demand for pilots is sky high, and industry experts say that's not likely to change anytime soon. Airlines continue to add new routes and additional flights, requiring more pilots