LiveAirShowTV, in conjunction with the International Society of Transport Aircraft Traders (ISTAT) Foundation and the Experimental Aircraft Association, is about to begin a new educational initiative called Careers in Aviation.
“Careers” is a series of fast-moving videos featuring young professionals currently working in various jobs of the aviation industry. The series is one of the steps in a program to promote awareness of aviation career opportunities to middle and high school students, according to officials.
“LiveAirShowTV has always wanted to do more than simply broadcast and cover airshows and aviation events,” said Jeff Lee, president of LiveAirShowTV.
Working closely with Jeff Skiles, EAA’s Vice President of Chapters and Youth Education, Careers in Aviation was proposed to the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) Foundation. The ISTAT Foundation liked the idea and supplied the initial grant to start the program, he noted.
EAA is widely known for the Young Eagles program, and this effort takes that a step further to broaden the scope of career opportunities that students might not automatically consider in the aviation field. according to Lee. “With more than 1,000 local chapters worldwide, EAA is the perfect platform to reach out to students who are interested in aviation,” he said. “Careers in Aviation will introduce these young people to all aspects of the aviation industry.
ISTAT represents more than 2,600 members worldwide who are involved in operating, manufacturing, maintaining, selling, purchasing, financing, leasing, appraising, insuring or other activities related to the commercial aviation sector. The ISTAT Foundation has been dedicated to fostering and promoting interest and educational opportunities in commercial aviation while providing a forum for those involved in the aviation and supporting industries.
Lee noted, “Aviation is an exciting career field with many different jobs besides being a pilot. We want to inspire young people through these videos to see how exciting and fulfilling a career in aviation can be.”
This week, LiveAirShowTV’s Jeff Lee and Mark Allen will travel to New York to begin production.
“We will be shooting at JetBlue’s Support Center, and flight operations at JFK airport. We will cover several different aspects of the airline’s operation,” said Lee.
Other video shoots will be at Falcon Jet at Newark, and a financing company in Manhattan.
Careers in Aviation will be an ongoing project for LiveAirShowTV and EAA. The formal website launch will be later this year, but some of the videos will be available before then, he added.
For more information: LiveAirShowTV.com