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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Some students in the Fort Worth Independent School district are truly being encouraged to soar like eagles. Last week, the district broke ground on a new aviation hangar and classroom.
With tens of thousands of kids and young adults back in school and college, no doubt many will sit in class and day dream of yet another summers fun gone by.
In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt designated August 19 as National Aviation Day in honor of Orville Wright’s birthday. This year, NASA encouraged the public to share how they celebrated National Aviation Day on social media using the hashtags #NationalAviationDay and #SpreadYourWings.
Eighty-seven years ago Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic ocean. In Fredericksburg, Va., Monday an all female air race kicked off to comemorate the occasion. The race dates back to 1929, when air racing became popular. At the time, women pilots were forbidden to race against men, so they started their own race. Earhart was part founder of the racing derby.
FORT WORTH — A group of North Texas teenagers is getting a true hands-on experience in aviation. It's part of a week-long course put on by the University of North Texas and Tarrant County College. A small group of high schoolers from all over North Texas attended the camp.
DENTON (UNT), Texas — From studying aerodynamics and meteorology to calculating fuel plans to actually flying an airplane, local 11th- and 12th-grade students will explore the possibilities in aviation and aerospace careers at the Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy Program, June 15-19 (Monday – Friday) in Fort Worth.
PORT MANSFIELD — Students from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi last week launched a new round of drone test flights here as part of its landmark program. The university’s Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center fly the drones from Charles R. Johnson Airport, reaching altitudes up to 3,000 feet across an 18-mile span.
Tarrant County College leaders saw a need and filled it: The Center for Excellence for Aviation, Transportation and Logistics at Alliance Airport focuses on areas that can lead to well-paying jobs in North Texas. TCC and the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce estimate the college’s local economic impact at $1.6 billion annually.
Water and transportation are top concerns whenever the Texas Legislature meets, but workforce development should have legislators’ equal attention.
Two Kansas pilots will compete in a unique competition this summer as they take turns piloting a plane in a race for four days. It's called the 2015 Air Race Classic, and it's only open to women.