Joint UNT and Tarrant County College aviation camp sees increase in attendance
North Texas Daily
June 23, 2018
By Matias Masson
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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.
“To be able to do something in life that you’re getting paid for but doing something you love, you win,” said Mark Loud, aviation instructor at Tarrant County College. “You’ve already won.” Four years ago, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approached Steve Joiner, UNT senior lecturer in the College of Business, to ask if UNT was interested in participating in the ACE academy program.