WASHINGTON, D.C. — The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and Build A Plane, a non-profit organization to encourage aviation and aerospace education, are partnering for a second year to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in high schools across the United States through an aviation design competition. The team from the winning high school will receive an all-expenses-paid, two-week trip for four students, one teacher and one chaperone to help build a Glasair Sportsman (pictured) through Glasair Aviation’s Two Weeks to Taxi program at its facilities in Arlington, Wash., in June 2014.
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association just released a 5-minute video on its Build A Plane STEM competition this summer — eight high school students building two airplanes in two weeks. It follows the competition from the announcement of the winners to first flight and beyond..
For the first time, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will host a Build A Plane Teachers’ Day at its annual convention next month in Las Vegas.
After six years of hard work, challenges, and unforeseen time delays, AirISU (Air Iowa State University) has come to the end of the club’s first building project — a Zenith CH 650/CH 601 XL-B Light-Sport Aircraft. This post from Innovate Online, a university publication, details the project, from first rivet to the paint job.
Build A Plane unveiled a new campaign called Kids Across America at Sun ’n Fun. The new program encourages kids to find sponsors for every mile they travel to reach AirVenture 2012 in Oshkosh. The kid who raises the most money wins a complete Private Pilot course from Red Bird Flight Simulations. Runners up can win other prizes like a week vacation to the Bahamas from Air Journey or a $1,000 scholarship from AOPA.
Interested in building an airplane, but just not sure if you can do it? Those who attended Sun ’n Fun last week found that they could hone their skills — and increase their confidence — at the Sun ’n Fun Workshops.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has become the latest media partner with Build-A-Plane, supporting the Kids Across America campaign, created to help children make the trip to Oshkosh, Wis., for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s 2012 AirVenture.