At this week’s SUN ’n FUN, Textron Aviation launched Top Hawk, a partnership with U.S. universities. Top Hawk will provide students access to aircraft, coupled with an internship opportunity during the summer of 2015. [Read more…]
Experience Kissimmee is giving away a SUN ‘n FUN 2016 experience. The winner will enjoy: Round trip airfare for four; 6-day/5-night accommodations in Kissimmee; rental car; four tickets to the 2016 SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In; and a 30-minute flight in a T-6 Texan (courtesy Stallion 51). Entering is easy. Text “SUN” to 82257
Thursday at SUN ’n FUN, Lightspeed Aviation Foundation revealed the names of 12 charities, selected from hundreds of nominees, as the finalists in the Sixth Annual Lightspeed Aviation Foundation Pilots Choice Awards grant program. [Read more…]
At this week’s SUN ’n FUN, Electroair reported it has received design approval and an FAA-PMA for its EIS-41000 series electronic ignition system for the Lycoming IO-AEIO-390 series of engines.
Electroair also added a large number of airframes to its list of approved airframes for the electronic ignition system. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — The “Mystery Box” from last year’s Gathering of Eagles fundraiser at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh will be heading to Georgia to benefit an education program for young people, thanks to the combined efforts of the Experimental Aircraft Association, Sonex Aircraft, and longtime aviator Ron Alexander.
The Distinguished Professorship, located on Embry-Riddle’s Arizona campus, is named The Raisbeck Engineering Design/Build/Test Endowed Distinguished Chair, and will emphasize the critical hands-on aspects of engineering applications for junior and senior students at the university. It is endowed by a $1 million gift.
In a parallel move, Embry-Riddle Prescott has established the Raisbeck Aviation High School/Embry-Riddle Prescott Scholarship , a full-tuition, four-year scholarship available yearly to a student at Seattle’s Raisbeck Aviation High School who meets specific academic criteria and financial need. The total scholarship fund is based on current tuition valued at $30,000 per year per recipient for 10 years.
James Raisbeck, Founder and CEO of Raisbeck Engineering, commented “It is very gratifying to see the fruits of our labors over the years allow for these and other allied programs in education. These are the young and motivated students who will graduate and apply their advanced education to keeping the United States at the forefront of aviation and aerospace technology worldwide.”
Raisbeck Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Raisbeck Aviation High School have enjoyed a long-standing relationship, with STEM education being the primary goal. Each year, Raisbeck Legacy Scholarships, a fund already in place at the high school, sends 10 or more students to engineering Summer Camps at the Embry-Riddle Prescott campus. Many of the students who attend ultimately apply for entry into ERAU engineering programs. Raisbeck Engineering also offers internship opportunities for Embry-Riddle students at the company’s headquarters in Seattle, Washington.