EAA Participates in New York Youth Aviation Expo
November 29, 2007 — About 1,350 middle and high school students in the White Plains, New York, area learned all about aviation careers at last month's 4th annual Westchester Aviation Aerospace Education Expo at the Westchester County Airport. EAA's Lee Siudzinski talked to students about the AeroScholars program, EAA's online aviation education course, during numerous sessions held throughout the two-day expo. All youths attending were also provided with a free EAA Student Membership.
"This expo shows students that in aviation, the sky is truly the limit concerning the career opportunities available to them," Siudzinski said. "AeroScholars is certainly a wonderful opportunity for students to experience aviation while in high school."
Siudzinski had numerous opportunities to explain AeroScholars to the students, he said, but he also had a chance to talk to teachers, EAA chapter members, and other aviation folks interested in joining EAA's facilitator network.
It was a terrific audience for us because it was all centered around aviation," he said.
Aviation Education Corp., a not-for-profit organization that promotes aviation and aerospace education, hosted the event. Its president, Hank Grudberg, also serves as president of EAA Chapter 1081. Grudberg has also flown more than 150 Young Eagles.
"These career fairs are a tremendous demonstration of the citizenship and dedication of the aviation community to its surrounding neighbors," Grudberg said.