U.S.A., July 16, 2013. Think Global Flight, in partnership with the FAASTeamYouthWINGS announces an exciting, live aviation educational program called DiscoverAviationTV. Live broadcasts will be conducted each day, from AirVenture KidVenture! The live broadcast has a focus on young learners and encompassing all ages.
YouthWINGS is collaboration between the FAA Safety Team (FAAST) and Aviation Industry Members to provide an independent learning portal for all interested parties. Similar to the Pilot WINGS and AMT Award program on FAASafety.gov the YouthWINGS participants can earn credits for successful completion of events and course type activities.
YouthWINGS is designed to be a portal that works to the advantage of each youth aviation education initiative. Organizations can also create their own curricula using the events and courses offered through this portal.
Think Global Flight is an around the world adventure coordinated to inspire students and promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. This significant international flight will increase the number of students interested in aviation and aerospace, connecting them across the globe through virtual venues, such as DiscoverAviationTV. Students research, analyzes, and report data related to the Think Global Flight before and throughout the endeavor, working together in groups called Student Command Centers (SCC). These SCCs help provide the technical support required for the flight crew to circumnavigate the world.
There are currently over 10,000 students worldwide in 13 countries and 26 states participating in Think Global Flight. The 3-month adventure launches April 2014 from Sun’ N Fun airshow in Lakeland, Florida.
The FAASTeamYouth WINGS program and website provides a common platform to combine resources across our industry, such as Think Global Flight, for the accomplishment of common goals to provide aviation education opportunities for the next generation of aviators!
Join the team, LIVE each day during AirVenture! For a daily schedule of events, log onto: new.livestream.com/DiscoverAviationTV or visit http://www.thinkglobalflight.org/scc-live-tv