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Feb 12, 2018

In its fifth year, the Irving High School Aviation Science Academy prepares students to enter the workforce in the areas of management, flight, aerospace engineering and aviation maintenance. Now, they’re headed to nationals this April in Washington, D.C.
Recently, students in the Irving High School Aviation Academy competed in the Real World Design Challenge, a state and national competition where high school students design and build a UAS to complete a survey and crop spraying mission. ...They won the Texas challenge and are headed to Washington D.C. in April to compete at the national level!

Airplane Engine
Jan 3, 2018

The relatively small percentage of women in the aviation workplace has captured the attention of U.S. lawmakers, with separate measures offered in the House and Senate to address the issue.

Dec 8, 2017

If you've ever had dreams of flying, now may be the time to make them reality. The demand for pilots is sky high, and industry experts say that's not likely to change anytime soon. Airlines continue to add new routes and additional flights, requiring more pilots

Woman Pilot
Nov 28, 2017

More than $135,000 in financial aid opportunities for flight training, college aviation studies, and EAA residence camps are now open for applications through the Experimental Aircraft Association’s scholarship programs. Many of the scholarships, especially those for college studies, have a deadline of January 31, 2018.

EAA Scholarships Deadline: January 31, 2017
Nov 24, 2017

The aviation industry is struggling to hire staff with the desired technical know-how, meaning there is immense opportunities available.
A new whitepaper from Farnborough-based aviation recruitment specialists AeroProfessional claims 40% of companies in the industry are struggling to hire staff with the desired technical know-how, emphasising the need for a recruitment strategy geared towards the digital age.

Aviation Industry Struggles to Recruit Technical Staff
Sep 28, 2017

General aviation pilots, business owners, and celebrities pitched in to step up relief efforts for Hurricane Maria-stricken victims in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands after federal efforts initially fell flat. Operation Airdrop, the volunteer GA effort spearheaded by Texans John Clay Wolfe and Doug Jackson, secured a Douglas DC-8 four-engine commercial jet to transport critical supplies to the devastated island.

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Erick Sotelo comforts an evacuee
Sep 13, 2017

Little did I know, but this course is what helped me decide on what career I wanted to pursue for the rest of my life.

Patriots Jet Team Foundation Aviation Course
Sep 6, 2017

A high-flying summer internship with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) sounds like a dream come true, and it was for Lilly Johnson, a senior aviation administration major at Baylor University.

Baylor University
Sep 4, 2017

Once the skies cleared after Hurricane Harvey moved off, the work of cleaning up was hampered by flooding across various counties. This didn't slow down the tight-knit aviation community here. As donors began to send semitrailers of water and supplies into the area, the Conroe North Houston Regional Airport became the natural staging point for relief operations.

Aug 22, 2017

Aviation took center stage as a total solar eclipse swept over the United States Aug. 21, plunging parts of 14 states into daytime darkness for the first time in 99 years. Pilots offered firsthand reports of the once-in-a-lifetime event from more than 240 general aviation airfields within the 70-mile band of totality.

Total Solar Eclipse from Madras Municipal Airport

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