September 21, 2018 Anissa R. Hicks
HOW EXPLORING HELPS YOUNG PEOPLE PREPARE FOR LIFTOFF
Original article by Scoutingwire.org
Exploring is helping to expand the horizons of the aviation profession, and who better to help tell the story of an evolving industry than Forbes?
The best news is, Aviation Exploring is growing quickly, and with major industry partners aboard this mission, the sky is the limit. The story, authored by Exploring’s very own National Director Dr. Diane E. Thornton, paints an impressive picture of what lies ahead for the aviation career development program.
“With partners that include the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and Alaska Airlines, we are working to establish 200 new Aviation Exploring posts and clubs across the U.S. this year, and to increase youth enrollment by 30%.”
Read about the exciting ways Exploring is helping to prepare the next generation of pilots, aircraft technicians, ATC professionals, and more in the full story from Forbes.
In fact, young people like Yoni Butbul of Pathway to Adventure Council and Megan Ryan of Jayhawk Area Council are impacting the future of aviation today. These two flight fanatics currently serve as Aviation Exploring’s youth representatives, which means they bring the adventure and benefits of Exploring to major industry events like the national airshow, AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., and more. Learn more about how these outstanding young people are repping the Exploring program here.
Discover your future
Aviation Exploring is open to young men and women from the 6th grade to 20 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of Aviation. Exploring offers even more programs for future professionals, in areas such as business, health care, engineering, and more. Head to Exploring.org to find a post near you.