Aviation coming to a classroom near you
Paine Field Airport is sponsoring “Airplanes! Bringing the Exciting World of Aviation to the Classroom,” a graduate level professional development course. The course will be held Aug. 5 -8 at Paine Field.
The class will reveal not only the science behind flight, but will also show teachers the fulfilling career opportunities that await their students in the world of aviation.
In addition to receiving a formal flight lesson, teachers will ride in various small aircraft, visit many of the aviation-related industries at Paine Field, and will hear from aviation professionals about careers ranging from airframe and power plant technicians to FAA Air Traffic Control personnel, and from airport administration to wildlife management.
Field trips for the teachers will take them to such places as the Everett Boeing Assembly Plant for a VIP tour, Aviation Technical Services, the Paine Field Air Traffic Control Tower, the Future of Flight Aviation Center, the Flying Heritage Collection and the Historic Flight Foundation.
The busy four-day schedule promises to leave local teachers with a newfound enthusiasm for all things aviation, a collection of lessons for the classroom, and a sense of excitement to take back to their students.
The course is $365 and includes three university credits.
Now in its 12th year, the course was developed by Snohomish teacher Gary Evans.
For more information, contact instructor Gary Evans at 360-629-2005, or call the Airport Office at 425-388-5125, or visit the Paine Field website at www.painefield.com.
-Edited by Beacon staff