Build A Plane to present Teachers Day at NBAA

For the first time, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will host a Build A Plane Teachers’ Day, sponsored by Honeywell Aerospace, in conjunction with the annual “Careers in Business Aviation Day,” held each year at NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2013), which takes place this year in Las Vegas.

NBAA and Build A Plane, the non-profit aviation education organization, will present the Teachers’ Day program, sponsored by Honeywell Aerospace, on Oct. 24, the convention’s third day.

The new Teachers’ Day will introduce high school teachers and students, and college students, to a variety of aviation education programs and opportunities. During the day, full admission to NBAA2013 will be free to event attendees.

The “Careers in Business Aviation Day” held during NBAA2013 will feature three tracks:

  • Build A Plane Teachers’ Day, sponsored by Honeywell Aerospace  will introduce educators to a variety of programs that use aviation to aid teachers in the instruction of science, math, engineering and technology (STEM) subjects.
  • A general session about business aviation careers for high school students, followed by a scavenger hunt and guided tour through the exhibit hall and static display of aircraft, conducted by NBAA.
  • A special session for college students, hosted by NBAA, which will include roundtable discussions with industry professionals on the many career paths available in business aviation.

“We are amazed by the many great opportunities to use aviation to engage and motivate kids to learn,” said Lyn Freeman, president of Build A Plane. “Today’s students respond to real-world applications, and aviation really captures their attention. And all teachers and students get a free badge to attend the NBAA Convention Exhibits and Static Display of Aircraft after the presentations.”

During Build A Plane Teachers’ Day, speakers will present materials from industry, government and aviation organizations to expose students to all aspects of aviation. For example, educational materials will be available from Honeywell, the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Air and Space Museum, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the Academy of Model Aeronautics, the Experimental Aircraft Association, Fly to Learn, Aviation Explorers and more. A wide variety of free, take-home materials also will be available for all teachers.

“NBAA wants future workforce leaders to become engaged in the many career opportunities the aviation industry offers, which is why we sponsor events like this at our Conventions, and also provide hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in student-scholarship and professional-development funds,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “We are delighted to include this Build A Plane Teachers’ Day event as part of our Convention in Las Vegas this year.”

Attendees participating in Teachers’ Day can receive one graduate credit from Viterbo University. A special tuition rate for Teachers’ Day participants has been provided. For more information, please contact Build A Plane.

Teachers can register online to participate in the designated day by visiting NBAA.org/teachersday.

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