2005 Aviation Week In Memphis City Schools

The week of February 14th - 18th, 2005 is Aviation Week In Memphis City Schools.  During this time, volunteers will engage students throughout Memphis to highlight aspects of their aviation-related careers.  This group, led by local and regional chapters of Tuskegee Airmen and the Organization of Black Airline Pilots, includes airline pilots, mechanics, air traffic controllers, meteorologists, engineers, and others.  They will interact with over 20,000 kids over the course of the school week.  Presentations will be made to students and teachers at elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the area.  On February 19th, 2005, they will sponsor an Aviation Career Fair at the airport location of Tennessee Technology Center (3435 Tchulahoma Road 38118) from 9am-1pm.  There, representatives from colleges, universities, and training schools will be available to discuss their programs.  In addition, there will be static displays of several aircraft.  Aviation volunteers, joined by several of the original Tuskegee Airmen, will be on-hand to interact with visitors.  There is no cost for admission.

In a sponsored essay contest in the schools, students will compete for flight lessons.  The theme for this year is "I Dream to Fly."

In the Greater Memphis area, our economic engine is fueled by the multi-billion dollar impact of Memphis International Airport.  Therefore, it is fundamentally essential to introduce youth in our community to the aviation-related, lucrative job market.

For more information, contact Brad Robinson (901.277.8835).