Registration Open for Legacy Education Day
INSPIRING OUR NEXT GENERATION OF PILOTS
GLOBAL PILOT CRISIS
According to the 2017 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook, a respected industry forecast of personnel demand, “between now and 2036, the aviation industry will need to supply more than 2 million new commercial airline pilots, maintenance technicians, and cabin crew”. Demand for pilots alone is estimated at 637,000. Much of this demand comes from a combination of increased growth and economic expansion globally and an aging workforce that will retire within the next two decades. ‘I think for Iowa, it’s really concerning,’ said Debi Durham, director of Iowa Economic Development Authority.”
To capitalize on this opportunity, the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation, Indian Hills Community College, and the Fly Ottumwa airshow are collaborating on a groundbreaking initiative to introduce high school students to careers in aviation. These students will have the opportunity to view displays not open to the public while engaging and learning from the greatest pilots in the world. With resources like the airshow performers, our local community college, and the USAF A-10 Demo Team, we believe it is our responsibility to make these unique and life changing opportunities available to the most important resource in our community - our students.
637,000 NEW PILOTs
IMPACT ON IOWA
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 | 9.30 AM - 2.30 PM | OTTUMWA REGIONAL AIRPORT
All students will be provided lunch courtesy of Ottumwa's Hy-Vee North, Hy-Vee South, and Hy-Vee Drug Store!
Registration is now open for the 2018 Legacy Education Day! Thanks to our corporate sponsorships, we are proud to make this event free and open to all high school aged students. All students who register individually are responsible to provide their own transportation to the event. Please wear your school colors or apparel for a group photograph!
REGISTRATION DEADLINE | MONDAY, AUGUST 20TH
For questions or more information, please contact
Pam Kaupins | Operations Director | 641-777-6615