Keep up with the latest happenings in aviation!

Sep 12, 2013

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.

Jonathan Trappe, balloonist
Aug 2, 2013

The National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) presented its 2013 Major Metro General Achievement to the North Texas Aviation Education Initiative.

Jul 23, 2013

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.

Jun 12, 2013

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.

May 22, 2013

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.

Photo of Solar Impulse
Mar 26, 2013

Maryland, who is a three-time Super Bowl Champion with the Dallas Cowboys and two-time National Champion with the University of Miami, is committed to impressing upon youth the value of education. He teamed up with aviation staff at the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) to visit area schools and bring flight simulators to excite and educate students about careers in aviation.

Aviation Essay Winners
Mar 18, 2013

Though an aviation learning center proposed for Fort Worth Alliance Airport is on hold – at least for now – officials continue promoting the concept as future demand for industry employees is expected to surge.

V-22 Aircraft
Nov 15, 2012

About 500 pilots face mandatory age-65 retirement by the end of 2017, 650 pilots are currently on furlough awaiting recall, and a number of pilots can be expected to retire or resign during that period.

American Airlines