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.
The Balloon Federation of America (BFA) recently sent representatives to attend “a meeting led by” John Duncan, FAA Director of Flight Standards.
CALLBACK is THE monthly safety newsletter widely distributed among the US flyers. Its teaching power derives from its de-identified ASRS report excerpts.