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Parks College to Host Event in Conjunction with the Tuskegee Airmen

September 2, 2016
Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, Aviation Science, Parks College News

tuskegee458wOn Saturday, September 10, 2016 Parks College will help host the event “Eyes Above the Horizon – The Sky Is the Limit until it’s Your Point of View!” The event is presented by the Legacy Flight Academy and will be held at the St. Louis Downtown Airport.

The Eyes Above the Horizon event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will include flights from the Young Eagles. The Young Eagles are local EAA members who volunteer their time and their aircraft to give discovery flights. Each pilot is certified with the FAA. In addition to the discovery flights, the event will also include presentations and lunch at SLU’s Center for Aviation Science, located in Hangar 8.

The event was created in 2015 as an outreach and flight orientation program designed to inspire minority and underserved youth to reach beyond their familiar circumstances and to develop interest in aerospace careers through flight introductions, mentorship and immersion into the rich history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen.

In order to best serve under-represented youth, this program is free to participants between 10 and 19 years of age. All participants must receive parental permission to participate.

This event marks the first time the Legacy Flight Academy will host an event outside of its home station of Tuskegee.

For more information or to register visit: https://www.flightsquid.com//event.cfm?id=2522



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