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The McKinney Aviation Academy has taken off, and this week was a swooping reminder. McKinney National Airport, site of the program’s new fourth-year course, hosted the academy booster club’s largest-ever event Tuesday. Planes provided the backdrop for a 300-plus guest showing inside Monarch Air’s hangar.
FORT WORTH — Tarrant County College officials were joined by business and civic leaders on Wednesday to herald the opening of the college’s $20 million aviation learning center at Alliance Airport as a facility that will fill regional workforce needs for many years to come. Elva LeBlanc, president of TCC’s Northwest Campus, called the newly-renovated three-story, 163,500-square-foot facility “a beautiful learning environment.”
NASA and aviation partners of the agency's North Texas Research Station (NTX) facility will host a media availability with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden at 11:15 a.m. CDT Friday, Sept. 19, in Fort Worth, Texas. The event will highlight new and cutting-edge NASA aeronautics technologies being evaluated to improve air travel across the country.
The City of DeSoto is celebrating the grand opening of a new heliport Wednesday.
The DeSoto Heliport on East Danieldale Road includes a terminal, a public and private hangar and a self-serve fuel farm.
At Thursday’s school board meeting, Arlington school administrators announced a new partnership with the University of Texas at Arlington that sets up a free, dual-credit academy for students who want to study science, technology, engineering and math.
Researchers from the University of North Texas (UNT) Denton have demonstrated an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of supplying Wi-Fi to disaster-struck areas with a range of up to 5 km (3.1 miles). The team says these figures represent a marked improvement on existing solutions and could lead to new forms of wireless communication.
“I couldn’t be more pleased,” Pelton told AirVenture Today. “We’ve had one very full week, with lots of forums and lots of exciting things going on, lots of great air shows, but lots of good stuff on the ground for people to see, and educational sessions
Over the next 20 years, an expanding global fleet of aircraft will create jobs for more than 1.1 million commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians, Boeing said in a forecast released Wednesday morning at EAA AirVenture.
Nine local public school students spent the past four weeks using a flight simulator and learning about aviation and rockets as part of their Experience Aviation STEM Academy at UNT Dallas. The program ends Aug. 11 with a reception at 3 p.m. after the students launch their rockets at 1:30 p.m.
This came despite a troublesome drone equipped with a camera flying in the area, which could have caused the firefighters problems.