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Jul 22, 2018

Dallas – Drones are everywhere...in the skies as fireworks for the Fourth of July, overhead checking power lines during Texas ice storms, in the air checking crime scenes and over neighborhoods and parks for recreational purposes. Regardless of application, drones are here to stay in the workplace and at home – and the need for qualified drone pilots will only increase in the future.

Dallas County Community College District’s vice chancellor for workforce and economic development
Jul 10, 2018

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFNS) -- Headquarters Air Force Junior ROTC has launched a program aimed at potentially putting more pilots in the cockpits of military aircraft to help address the Air Force’s ongoing aircrew shortage. Beginning in the summer of 2018, select AFJROTC cadets who applied for a new Fight Academy scholarship will attend an accredited aviation program at one of six partnering universities to get a private pilot license.

US Air Force Jr. ROTC
Jun 25, 2018

Last week, 22 high school students took turns climbing into flight simulators, visiting aircraft control towers and flying in planes as part of ACE Camp, the Aviation Career Education, a partnership between the University of North Texas and Tarrant County College. ACE camp sought to show high school students an in-depth view of all the jobs in the aviation industry, so they could find the specific path that interests them.

UNT ACE Camp
Apr 28, 2018

(Anna, TX) – What could you do with a bakery box, a laser beam, six lenses and an hour? Students from across Texas were presented with this challenge on Saturday, April 28th, as part of the 33rd annual TAME State STEM Competition, sponsored by Raytheon, hosted at YMCA Collin County Adventure Camp in Anna, Texas. Students used the supplies to focus and diffuse a laser beam during the Engineering Design Challenge segment of the competition.

2018 State STEM Competition
Mar 7, 2018

LONGVIEW, TX
Cecilia Kim, an aviation student at LeTourneau University, has been selected to receive the American Airlines $5,000 scholarship.

Student at LeTourneau University
Feb 27, 2018

North Texas' reputation as a hub for aviation activity of all kinds is taking another step forward.

Airbus Simulator
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

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