Flying Through High School | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 04.20.15

Airborne 04.21.15

Airborne 04.22.15

Airborne 04.23.15

Airborne 04.24.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 04.20.15

Airborne 04.21.15

Airborne 04.22.15

Airborne 04.23.15

Airborne 04.24.15

Sat, Aug 20, 2005

Flying Through High School

Wathen Foundation Launches Aviation-Oriented Charter School At Flabob

Building on the success of its satellite EAA Air Academy program, the Thomas Wathen Foundation will launch Wathen Aviation High School at Riverside, California's Flabob Airport this coming school year. Twenty-five students will begin a four-year course of study at the new charter school on September 6th.

The innovative new program features core courses such as biology, US history, algebra, geometry and literature. Elective courses relate to aviation as well as hands-on experience in aircraft construction and maintenance. Students will be able to pursue programs in college prep or technical fields leading to vocations in aviation mechanics, avionics, the military and opportunities with commercial airlines, and a variety of additional aviation applications.

"This is a program for young people, who have a clear sense of direction in their lives, or who want to experience enough aviation to make a career decision," said Wathen Foundation Academy President Art Peterson. "We have assembled the resources and personnel to make the program stimulating, informative and highly beneficial to any young person interested in exploring a career in any field related to aviation."

Students will be encouraged to participate in the EAA AeroScholars Program, an online study course that prepares students for the FAA Private Pilot written exam in which they can earn five college credits.

EAA Vice President of Education Dr. Lee Siudzinski, who had several discussions with Peterson during the school's organizational phase, remarked, "EAA is excited about this wonderful opportunity for the Flabob-area students and we look forward to supporting them in this initiative."

Students will spend Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in classes at the airport. On Mondays and Fridays they can study at home or engage in self-study, engage in tutorial work with residential teachers, or become involved in a variety of "hands-on" aviation projects.

FMI: www.flabob.org/foundation.htm

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 04.24.15: DA62 Cert, Flt Design's C4, Sporty Transitions, 1st Flt Fight

Also: Legend Cub, Piper Orders, Postal UAVs?, IMC Club 'Brown Jacket Award', X-47B Refueling The Diamond DA62 has received its EASA Type certificate. After a sunny and warm day Wed>[...]

Airborne 04.23.15: Able Flight, Diesel Archer, RutanRC!

Also: United Bars Security Expert, Airborne Advisors, NTSB Video, Avidyne, Cessna, Airport Access Tempest Plus Marketing Group has announced support for Able Flight as a Platinum L>[...]

Aspen Avionics, True Innovators, Present SnF2015 Special Event Coverage!

SnF2015 Sponsor: Always-Innovative Aspen Avionics Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced technology and capability into general aviation cockpits. Our products in>[...]

Amazing Amphib! Lakeland 2015 Sponsor Progressive Aerodyne Goes EVERYWHERE

Progressive Aerodyne Does it All -- Land, Sea and Sky! Explore 'no limits' living in the newly FAA certified Searey Elite Amphibious Light Sport Airplane. This distinctive aircraft>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.26.15)

Aerospace Web Aerospaceweb.org is a non-profit site operated by engineers and scientists in the aerospace field. The goal of this site is to provide educational information on a va>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC