Weekly Update 9/22/19
Aviation Honors Ground School Cadets Take Flight
Air Force JROTC Flight Academy
The Air Force JROTC Flight Academy, Chief of Staff Private Pilot Scholarship program, is an approximately 8-week summer aviation training program, conducted at partnering universities nationwide. Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded a Private Pilot’s Certification. The Flight Academy is intended to inspire and encourage high school youth toward aviation careers.
The scholarship program is a collaborative effort between the aerospace industry and the Air Force to address a national pilot shortage. Currently, Boeing predicts an annual need to hire 6,000 civilian pilots a year for the next 20 years. Military needs quickly push that number over 8,000. According to industry and military leadership, the nation is facing a pilot shortage “crisis."
The Flight Academy also addresses a secondary national issue of diversity. Aviation is one of the least diverse professions in industry. Currently, women make up less than 6% of pilots and minorities represent less than 10%. Air Force Junior ROTC currently has 125,000 cadets enrolled in high schools across the nation and is the Air Force’s most diverse program. Minorities represent 58% of the Air Force Junior ROTC student body and females make up 40%. Cadets selected for the flight academy represented female and minorities more than three times the national averages.
AFJROTC Field Day
Marksmanship Team Travels to Tennessee
Schaeffler Company Picnic
Former Cadet Zach Counts Promotion
Community Service Opportunities
A few upcoming service opportunities:
Sept 27 - Pizza sale during lunches
Sept 29 - Lake Wylie Children's Charity Event (assist with kid zone)
Oct 4 - Football parking detail
Oct 6 - Rock Hill Airport Open House (parking, logistics). Adults needed too.
Oct 25 - Football parking detail
Nov 1 - Football parking detail
Late Nov - River Hills Lion's Club Christmas Tree Lot
Late Nov & Dec - Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Holiday Programs
AFJROTC Military Ball
Saturday, Oct. 26th, 6pm
145 Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Address: 145 Dr M.L.K. Jr. Way, Gastonia, NC 28052