“Bring Your Plane to Work Day” Fly-In & Career Day

Aug. 22, 2018
Signature Flight Support and Alden Aviation Management are hosting the “Bring Your Plane to Work Day” Fly-In & Career Day on Sept. 15 in Memphis, TN

Memphis, TN – (September 15, 2018) Signature Flight Support and Alden Aviation Management are hosting the “Bring Your Plane to Work Day” Fly-In & Career Day.  The Fly-In is a social event that will also allow current aviation professionals to promote aviation careers to the next generation.

Date: September 15, 2018

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Address: 2488 Winchester Rd., Memphis, TN 38116 

Free Parking – Free Admission

“Bring Your Plane to Work Day” is an opportunity for FedEx pilots to bring their personal aircraft to Memphis International Airport (KMEM) to inspire students to consider a career in aviation’s many professions.  There will also be light aircraft sales displays for pilots looking for a new aircraft.

The Career Day will feature exhibitors from local flight schools, Women in Aviation, Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP), Airline Pilot Association (ALPA), military recruiters, and aviation colleges. These groups will be promoting various career paths to attendees.

FedEx Feeder Operations will be promoting the Purple Runway – A FedEx Pilot Pathways Program.

A Boeing reports states that there will be a shortage of over 200,000 pilots and nearly 200,000 aircraft mechanics over the next 20 years.  (https://www.boeing.com/commercial/market/pilot-technician-outlook/)  The Career Day will highlight the great work that the T-STEM Academy at East High School. and Luke Weathers Flight Academy are doing to fill the aviation professional shortage.  The event is a fundraiser for both schools.

There is no fee for attending or parking for the event. The “Bring Your Plane to Work Day” Fly-In & Career Day is open to the public.  Come to Signature Flight Support and explore aviation careers.

Signature Flight Support is donating their facilities and services for this fund-raising event. 

  • All Vendor Expo fees will benefit the Transportation-STEM Academy at East Memphis H.S. 
  • The Aviation Auction/Raffle will benefit the non-profit Luke Weathers Flight Academy.
  • The Pre-Flight Café will donate proceeds of event’s food sales to the T-STEM Academy.


Signature Flight Support

Signature Flight Support proudly supports general aviation via its Signature BlueSky Program for Avgas aviators, which offers general aviation the opportunity to earn rewards with every Avgas purchase, its Signature TailWins program, which offers pilots and aviators the ability to earn 10 points per gallon of Avgas purchased at any of Signature’s U.S. locations, and finally, via its 13 self-serve Avgas locations and more than 100 locations throughout the U.S. dedicated to providing safe, secure world-class flight support. http://www.signatureflight.com/

Alden Aviation Management LLC.

Alden Aviation Management is a corporate aircraft management company. We provide flight department management to private/corporate aircraft owners. We have the industry’s most accomplished team of aviation professionals to manage all aspects of aircraft ownership from acquisition to operations to sale. We ensure owners receive the utmost productivity and enjoyment from their aircraft.  http://www.aldenaviation.com/

T-STEM Academy at East H.S.

The T-STEM Academy at East High School, in partnership with The University of Memphis and various industry partners, will be a world-class magnet school providing a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum for students and preparing them for success in STEM careers including the transportation sector and beyond. www.memphiststemacademy.org

Lt. Col. Luke Weathers Flight Academy

The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) opened the Lt. Col. Luke Weathers Jr. Flight Academy, with plans to increase diversity of the airline industry by 50 pilots per year within the next five years.  The all-new Lt. Col. Luke Weathers Jr. Flight Academy (LWFA) has been established at the Olive Branch Airport.   Named for the first African American air traffic controller for the Federal Aviation Administration, the LWFA will offer Flight Training, JET Transition Training, a Maintenance and Air Traffic Control Academy, UAV Pilot Training, Air Force Candidate Flight Training and a Military Rotor Fixed Wing Transition program for helicopter pilots seeking to broaden their skillset. Through the establishment of the Lt. Col. Luke Weathers Jr. Flight Academy, OBAP is excited to provide a new facility that offers life-changing training for students from Memphis area schools and beyond who possess a desire to fly. https://www.obap.org/luke-weathers-flight-academy