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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AOPA Announces More Than $156,000 In Flight Training Scholarships

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) announced applications are open for three different flight training scholarship programs that will award more than $156,000. Cindy Hasselbring (shown at right), senior director of AOPA’s high school aviation initiative said, “AOPA’s scholarships are a great way to simultaneously grow the pilot community and teach young people the […]

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AIA and NAR Recognized for Achievement in Aerospace Education

The National Coalition for Aviation and Space Education (NCASE) announced recently that it has selected the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the National Association of Rocketry (NAR) as the recipients of the Dr. Mervin K. Strickler Aerospace Education Award, in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the field of aerospace education. The awards presentation event […]

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Winners of Edward W. Stimpson and Dr. Harold S. Wood Scholarships Announced

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) recently announced the winners of two prestigious $2,000 scholarships awarded annually to recognize excellence among high school and university students pursuing aviation education. GAMA named Takoda Benedict of Tri-Village High School in New Madison, Ohio, as the winner of the Edward W. Stimpson “Aviation Excellence” Award. Benedict, a graduating […]

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