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A relatively new program in the McKinney Independent School District is taking off with its students. In its first year, the aviation and avionics elective had about 40 students enrolled. However, this year, the district had to cap enrollment at 250. “I’ve definitely been looking forward to getting a pilot’s license more than a driver’s license,” said McKinney Boyd Junior Jimmy Bauder, who eventually wants to become a commercial pilot.
As part of AOPA's continuing efforts to reach out to young people and introduce them to general aviation and flying, AOPA launched a new program called AV8RS.
Luca Maddalena and Luca Massa, both assistant professors in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, are the only collegiate researchers in the country to garner the NASA hypersonic award.