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Mar 1, 2016

Three Expedition 46 crew members are finishing packing the Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft for the ride home today, ending their record-setting mission. Three other space station residents will stay behind until June and wave farewell to their crewmates when they undock tonight.

International Space Station
Feb 29, 2016

NASA is moving ahead with its new X-planes program by awarding its first contract to design a prototype "low-boom" supersonic passenger jet. At a ceremony today at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced that a team led by Lockheed Martin will develop the preliminary designs for a demonstration aircraft.

Artist's Concept SuperSonic Passenger Plane
Jan 28, 2016

LeTourneau University College of Aviation and Aeronautical Science has formed partnerships with two companies that officials say will benefit students and fast-track their pilot careers. LETU has been selected by Cessna Aircraft Co., a subsidiary of Textron Aviation, as a Top Hawk Partner University.

LeTourneau University College of Aviation and Aeronautical Science
Jan 13, 2016

Attend a free drone seminar hosted by the McKinney Public Library System at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at Roy & Helen Hall Memorial Library, 101 E. Hunt St. Eric Pratt, McKinney National Airport operations manager, will discuss the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidelines for commercial and recreational drones, including the new registration requirements that go into effect Feb. 19.

Dec 11, 2015

In a hangar classroom at McKinney National Airport, students from McKinney’s three high schools are learning to fly — as they assemble an airplane piece by piece.

McKinney Aviatoin Academy Student
Nov 18, 2015

Based on recent hiring trends, the future for professional pilots is looking up. An aviation career fair and conference in Orlando, Florida, outlines how professional pilots can make their next move while students learn how to start an aviation career of their own.

EPIC Aircraft Image
Nov 17, 2015

McKinney, Texas - When representatives from LeTourneau University, Collin College and the McKinney Independent School District gathered at McKinney National Airport on Monday to formalize a unique three-way partnership, their signatures ushered in a new era of opportunity for MISD aviation students.

McKinney ISD, LeTourneau University, Collin College sign partnership
Nov 9, 2015

Four young people who are working toward goals in aviation have been named the 2015 scholarship recipients of the AOPA AV8RS Scholarship Program.

AV8RS
Nov 3, 2015

During a week this past summer, a group of underwater explorers embarked on a mission to preserve part of America's heritage. According to team member and NASA engineer Erik Denson, it was a "mission of a lifetime." On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Americans will pause to honor those who have served in the nation's military services. Denson and a small team of underwater divers are helping maintain the history of the Tuskegee Airmen.

Tuskegee Airmen
Oct 22, 2015

$600,000 in WAI Scholarships available for 2016. The deadline to apply for one or more of 98 scholarships offered by Women in Aviation, International is just around the corner.

Women in Aviation International Scholarships

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