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At its annual NBAA luncheon this year Women in Corporate Aviation presented 11 scholarship winners with training awards ranging from Cessna CJ3 initial flight training to corporate flight attendant training, to dispatcher license training and to aviation management–and more. The value of the training awards ranged from $1,000 to more than $22,000, and the 11 awards totalled almost $50,000.
Aviation enthusiasts and professionals from around the country enjoyed the offerings and exhibitions at the AOPA Summit October 10-12 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. AOPA Executives presented Flight Training Scholarship Awards made possible by generous donations to the AOPA Foundation.
Six students get to fly on two Cessna 172 aircrafts for a pregame flyover before Irving High School’s homecoming football game.
More than 3,000 students, including students from Irving High School, attended the 10th annual Aviation & Transportation Career Expo today at the American Airlines C. R. Smith Museum.
The week kicks off Oct. 10 through 12 with AOPA Aviation Summit at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Next will be the Aviation and Aerospace Industry Manufacturing Summit, Oct. 16 and 18, and the week will end with the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show on Oct. 19 and 20.
Jonathan Trappe, who has flown his custom cluster-balloon systems across the English Channel and the Alps, is now in Caribou, Maine, assembling a huge system that he plans to fly across the Atlantic, launching sometime Thursday. Col. Joe Kittinger, the last balloonist to cross from the U.S. to Europe, in 1984, is on site to provide support, and Don Day, the same meteorologist who advised the Red Bull Stratos launch, also is working with Trappe.
The National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) presented its 2013 Major Metro General Achievement to the North Texas Aviation Education Initiative.
American Eurocopter, the largest producer of civil and commercial helicopters in the U.S., has joined forces with a group of Dallas/Fort Worth television stations to support a public interest campaign aimed at creating interest among youth in rewarding career opportunities in fields requiring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
About 40 Irving ISD high school students are participating in the week-long Aviation Career Education Academy this week. Aviation is one of the Signature Studies career pathways offered through Irving ISD’s Career and Technical Education program.
A solar-powered plane is flying from Arizona to Texas on the second leg of a trip across the United States. The Solar Impulse is making the first attempt by a solar airplane capable of flying day and night without fuel to fly across the U.S.