MISSION CRITICAL STEM CAREERS  SECURING THE PIPELINE

  FLIGHT SIMULATION COMPETITION

AIRCRAFT DESIGN - JET MECHANICS - SYSTEMS ENGINEERING - ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL- AIRPORT MANAGEMENT - SPACE EXPLORATION


Colonel Richard Cooper
Civil Air Patrol
Co-Chair, Flight Simulation Competition


Flight Simulation Competition
Youth Summit on Technology
Bowie State University
May 11, 2019

Bowie, Maryland 20771
8:00am - 2:00pm


"Empowering Students Through Technology"

General Information:The purpose of this project is to generate interest in the fields of avionics aeronautics and aviation. Students will gain an understanding of the skills involved in flight, not just from the piloting standpoint but the engineering and physics behind flying.  Students will be engaged in hands-on and conceptual perspectives by working with mentors and trainers who will instruct and inspire them to explore a variety of opportunities in these fields.

Program:  This competition is for middle and high school students.  Students will learn the concepts and career opportunities that are available in the aerospace industry.  They will also learn the fundamentals of flying as well as flight technology.  Students will share their knowledge and be judged for competency in flight including takeoff, developing and maintaining flight paths, safely landing, and overall aeronautical skills during the competition.  They will compete in a fly off to determine the winner, the students with the best skill wins.


Training Workshops: are held on Saturdays - January 12,19, February 9,16, March 9,16, and April 13, 20, 2019

All meetings are held from 10am to 12pm at Prince George's Community College, Largo, MD 20772



Students:

  • Increase their knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of the flight technology
  • Tour facilities and test flight simulators
  • Work with specialists in the aviation industry as they build their flight simulators
  • Test their new found flight capability skills, and discover career opportunities available in the aerospace industry

Schools:This competition will be among middle and high school students. 

Prizes:
 

  • 1st Place Prize -  $25.00 per students
  • 2nd Place Prize - $20.00 per student
  • 3rd Place Prize  - $15.00 per student



Business and government support:

  • Southwest Airlines
  • Federal Aviation Administration



Fee:  You must be an active member of the Patriots/NSBE Jr. Chapter

Information and registration: Call Patriots at 301/925-9350