In just a few short months, on October 28th, ProJet Aviation will be hosting the 11th annual Aviation Education and Career Expo at Leesburg Executive Airport. The Expo was created in order to present different careers in aviation and aerospace to young adults, in the 16 – 22 age range. Based on previous experience, more than 600 students, parents, and educators are expected to attend
This is a free event, open to the public, and attendees will be able to see live demonstrations, displays, and speakers from more than 50 aviation organizations. These will include the US military, emergency medical airlift, law enforcement, maintenance and avionics repair, government agencies, private aviation groups and more.
Even more exciting, according to Julie O’Brien of ProJet Aviation, who is a co-founder of the event, “We will award over $137,000 in aviation education scholarships and flight training awards this year. This money is life changing to many students. We rely completely on corporate funds and donations to make this day happen.”
Additional Details on the Aviation Education and Career Expo
This year’s line-up of speakers will include:
- Tony Springer, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineer, NASA
- Heidi Moats, Air Safety Investigator, NTSB
- The US Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team
- K-9 Demonstration by Metro Washington Airport Authority
- Drone Demonstration by Caleb and James Mashburn
- National Agricultural Aviation Aerial Demonstration by Matt Crabbe
- Remote Control Aircraft Demonstration by Kwong Ko
In addition to ProJet Aviation, a variety of other aviation groups are taking part in sponsoring the event. Some of the additional sponsors are The Hoxton Agency, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, National Air Transportation Association (NATA), Aviation Week, and National Agricultural Aviation Association.
Students who are interested in applying for the scholarships can visit the Aviation Education and Career Expo website and download a scholarship packet with all the details.
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