Embraer Establishes Foundation in the United States

Embraer recently announced the establishment of the Embraer Foundation, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the Company’s U.S. headquarters. The new foundation is a sister organization to the Brazil-based Embraer Institute (Instituto Embraer), which has led the social investment initiatives of the Company since 2001. “The Embraer Foundation will consolidate our ongoing investments in social and […]

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Lakeland Aero Club Adds New Redbird FMX to Aviation Program

Lakeland Aero Club announced that they have added a Redbird FMX full motion flight simulator to their fleet. While Redbird Flight Simulations typically prides itself on a “white glove” delivery and installation service for its advanced simulators, they took a different approach with the Lakeland Aero Club when members asked to perform the installation themselves. […]

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Redbird Flight Brings the Power of Aviation into the Classroom

Redbird Flight Simulations has released an updated and specialized version of their desktop flight simulator, the Jay Velocity Edition, to support schools that are investing in STEM education. Redbird created this highly robust simulator for demanding environments like middle and high schools, museums, and public access kiosks. The clean-sheet design prioritizes one thing for the […]

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EAA SPORT PILOT ACADEMY RETURNS IN 2017 TO MAKE DREAMS OF FLIGHT COME TRUE

The Experimental Aircraft Association’s Sport Pilot Academy, which immerses people in a three-week course that concludes with earning a sport pilot certificate, returns in 2017 with three sessions throughout the year. The all-inclusive course at EAA headquarters in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, features dedicated aircraft and instructors focused on successful completion of sport pilot training. The top-notch […]

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Nominations for the Strickler and Crown Circle Awards Are Now Open

The National Coalition of Aviation and Space Education (NCASE) has established two awards recognizing outstanding leadership in aerospace education, the Crown Circle Aerospace Leadership Award and the Mervin K. Strickler Jr. Aerospace Leadership Award to honor individuals or organizations who exemplify leadership in aerospace education. These two awards provide an opportunity to recognize outstanding efforts […]

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AOPA to Partner with Purdue University to Put Aviation in High School Classrooms

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and Purdue University have announced a partnership to develop aviation-related science and math curricula for high schools across America. The program will be the first of its kind, offering students comprehensive four-year aviation study options that are aligned to rigorous math and science standards used in many states […]

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OAC Awards More Than $218,000 in Aerospace & AvEd Grants

Twenty-four organizations were recently awarded Aerospace and Aviation Education Program grants or contracts totaling over $218,000 from the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission (OAC). The funds will be used to expose more school-aged children in Oklahoma to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers, particularly those in aerospace and aviation. “Aerospace is our second-largest industry. To ensure […]

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