Registration Open for Legacy Education Day

 

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

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IMPACT ON IOWA

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SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 | 9.30 AM - 2.30 PM | OTTUMWA REGIONAL AIRPORT
 

  OTTUMWA NAVAL AIR STATION   Hosted by Mr. Steven Black, students will hear a brief history of the Ottumwa Naval Air Station, the last facility of it's kind in the world. 

OTTUMWA NAVAL AIR STATION

Hosted by Mr. Steven Black, students will hear a brief history of the Ottumwa Naval Air Station, the last facility of it's kind in the world. 

  CORPORATE JET CAREER DISPLAY   Students will meet a corporate pilot who flies out of the Ottumwa airport, and hear about what it is like to forge a flying career in the private sector.

CORPORATE JET CAREER DISPLAY

Students will meet a corporate pilot who flies out of the Ottumwa airport, and hear about what it is like to forge a flying career in the private sector.

  SKIP STEWART & KYLE FRANKLIN   Recognized as the #1 and #2 pilots in the world, Skip and Kyle will talk about their careers in aviation. Students will watch Kyle assemble his plane.

SKIP STEWART & KYLE FRANKLIN

Recognized as the #1 and #2 pilots in the world, Skip and Kyle will talk about their careers in aviation. Students will watch Kyle assemble his plane.

  FLY OTTUMWA NATIONAL JET RALLY   Flying at more than 200+ mph, students will get to witness the most advanced miniature aircraft in the world and meet with the pilots who fly them.

FLY OTTUMWA NATIONAL JET RALLY

Flying at more than 200+ mph, students will get to witness the most advanced miniature aircraft in the world and meet with the pilots who fly them.

  SUSAN DACY & BIG RED   Susan will inspire young girls with her career story as one of the most accomplished female pilots in the world. When not flying her Stearman "Big Red", you can find her in the cockpit of an American Airlines Boeing 777.

SUSAN DACY & BIG RED

Susan will inspire young girls with her career story as one of the most accomplished female pilots in the world. When not flying her Stearman "Big Red", you can find her in the cockpit of an American Airlines Boeing 777.

  USAF A-10 DEMO TEAM   Lovingly called the Warthog, the USAF A-10 is one of the most successful ground support planes ever built. The Demo team will give students an inside look at becoming a member of the armed services.

USAF A-10 DEMO TEAM

Lovingly called the Warthog, the USAF A-10 is one of the most successful ground support planes ever built. The Demo team will give students an inside look at becoming a member of the armed services.

  PRIVATE AIRSHOW   Featuring Erik Edgren, Susan Dacy, and Mike Vaknin, students will witness their own private airshow before Night Flight powered by Blackbird later that evening.

PRIVATE AIRSHOW

Featuring Erik Edgren, Susan Dacy, and Mike Vaknin, students will witness their own private airshow before Night Flight powered by Blackbird later that evening.

  INDIAN HILLS AVIATION DEPARTMENT TOUR   The day concludes with at tour of one of the region's best aviation programs. Students will learn about the variety of programs offered and direct education and career paths into the industry.

INDIAN HILLS AVIATION DEPARTMENT TOUR

The day concludes with at tour of one of the region's best aviation programs. Students will learn about the variety of programs offered and direct education and career paths into the industry.

All students will be provided lunch courtesy of Ottumwa's Hy-Vee North, Hy-Vee South, and Hy-Vee Drug Store!


register

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

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Isaac Campbell