EAA Young Eagles Program Premieres New Aviation Careers Video Series at AirVenture

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. – (July 23, 2013) – A new video series showing the wide variety of careers the aviation industry offers will debut at EAA AirVenture, which runs from July 29 - Aug. 4. The series was created in partnership with the EAA Young Eagles, the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) Foundation and LiveAirShowTV.

EAA’s and the Young Eagles’ mission is to increase participation in aviation, and this video series showcases a variety of careers that are available to those who have a passion for flight. Each video focuses on a specific aviation career and highlights a personal story in that field. Careers featured include an aircraft mechanic, an airline dispatcher, an airline operations manager, an aircraft manufacturing specialist, an air safety specialist and many more.

“Having a passion for aviation can be more than just a hobby,” said Bret Steffen, EAA Director of Education. “These videos demonstrate how people can fulfill that love of flight everyday through a variety of careers.”

The videos will premiere on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. in the Chapter Young Eagles Pavilion during AirVenture. After the debut, the videos will be available online at www.youngeagles.org and www.liveairshowtv.com. Tickets for AirVenture can be purchased online ahead of time or at the admission gate.

About EAA

EAA embodies the spirit of aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA’s 180,000 members and 1,000 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to www.eaa.org. For continual news updates, connect with www.twitter.com/EAAupdate.

About ISTAT

Founded in 1983, ISTAT fosters and promotes interest in the principles and development of aeronautics and provides a forum for improved communication among those involved in aviation and supporting industries. ISTAT is comprised of more than 3,000 professionals who operate, manufacture, maintain, sell, purchase, finance, lease, appraise, insure or otherwise engage in activities related to transport aircraft trading. The association establishes and promotes standards for appraisals and a code of ethics. As an official voice for the entire commercial transport aircraft financial leasing marketplace, ISTAT hosts national and international conventions and exhibitions. ISTAT also has a Foundation that provides scholarships; grants and internships to students seeking careers in aviation and world-wide humanitarian aid. To learn more about ISTAT, visit www.ISTAT.org

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