Pilots in Training

Despite some wet ground from all of the rain, the annual EAA AirVenture went on with thousands of aviation enthusiasts attending from around the world.  We’re honored to participate in this event each year through our aviation-related programs—Aeronautics Pilot Training, Aircraft Electronics, and Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics.  These exciting programs are operated out of our Spanbauer Center in Oshkosh.

This year our two flight simulators got a big work out from nearly 100 aspiring female pilots in conjunction with EAA’s Women Soar organization!  Our faculty and staff were delighted to host this organization over two days for an “off the ground” experience in our high-tech simulators.

A labor shortage is projected over the next 5-10 years in many aviation fields and many of these opportunities are not just in the commercial airline industry.  I’m always amazed at what types of specialized aviation jobs are available, like flying for mapping and geographical purposes, for example.

Fox Valley Technical College certainly values its partnership with EAA and the entire Oshkosh community.  It was great to see so many people attending the fly-in again this year.  Kudos to everyone involved!

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