Perhaps a simple, tax deductible approach to solving the projected deficit of future mechanics and pilots would be for airlines, repair stations and aviation manufacturers to sponsor scholarships at F.I.T. and other well regarded aviation education institutions.
ARSA conducted a survey to quantify the extent of the impact of this technician deficit plus it cast the personnel problem into revenue loss.
These examples of STEM education in aviation are replicable at other schools around the country. Aviation can be uplifting in many ways.
One of the most powerful tools in Aviation Safety is NASA’s ASRS Callback. The most recent edition highlighted 6 instances of complacency contributing to risk, but teaching valuable lessons.
Randall Green, President of Safe Flight Instrument Corporation, is generously donating a 1972 Sabreliner Model 40 to the Cape Cod Community College’s AMT Program. Mr. Green’s donation will add to the pool of talented, trained, qualified AMTs.
Houston Independent School District’s Sterling Aviation High School replaced the 1965 Sterling brick building with a new 237,000-square-foot campus serving 1,800 students.
JetBlue has added Gateway Select program to its six other pathways to pilot careers at the carrier. It differs from the other B6’s cockpit recruitment efforts in that (a) the candidate pays $125,000 for the first rate education, (b) no prior aviation experience and (c) assuming that all goes well, the graduate will be a first officer for the blue airline.
Ingesting relevant information does not equate to being poisoned by the regulated perspective. Seeing the real world of the business enhances the ability to best control the behaviors to be discouraged and to incentivize the positive actions.