Sadly the number of working pilots is currently on the decline, and we may be facing AMT shortages in the coming years, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t reasons to remain optimistic about young people interested in careers in aviation.
All over the country, there are tons of opportunities for kids to get interested in aviation careers, especially as summer approaches.
One such event was the “Wing Design Challenge” sponsored by NASA/Kentucky, The University of Kentucky Dept of Engineering, and the Kentucky Institute for Aerospace Education. Twenty-five teams participated in the challenge where they design and build a wing, which is then judged and flight tested.
With great events like these going on, there’s no reason to feel that youth aren’t interested in aviation!
Read more at aopa.org/community