GlobalAir.com Helps Fund Aerospace Education for Youth

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GlobalAir.com donates $1,000 to Kentucky Institute for Aerospace Education, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving STEM learning through hands-on application in aviation and aerospace

President & CEO, Jeff Carrithers (right) presents donation to Kentucky Institute for Aerospace Education CEO, Dr. Tim Smith

Aviation is an industry that’s all about passion, and nothing ignites that passion like hands-on experience with aeronautic concepts and seeing knowledge come to life in something tangible.

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GlobalAir.com, a web-based aviation information site, recently donated $1,000 to the Kentucky Institute for Aerospace Education (KIAE) to help support its education programs and initiatives.

The Kentucky Institute for Aerospace Education is a non-profit organization that was incorporated in 2010 and is dedicated to improving learning in the areas of applied science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by creating hands-on opportunities for high school students to apply their classroom knowledge to aviation and aerospace projects and associated competitions.

The Kentucky Institute for Aerospace Education operates as an aerospace learning laboratory in collaboration with Frankfort High School Aviation Academy and its network schools and provides network schools with toolkits and resources such as flight kits, aircraft maintenance resources, and engineering materials at no charge. There are currently 13 schools in the organization’s network, and the organization is working to become one of the P20 Innovation Labs serving schools in Kentucky.

“We are extremely proud to be a partner of the Kentucky Institute for Aerospace Education and glad we could contribute a monetary donation to their organization,” said Jeffrey Carrithers, President and CEO of GlobalAir.com. “Kentucky is the only state in the nation that offers a program like this, and we want to do everything we can to continue to support them and raise awareness for this outstanding organization. We share the KIAE’s passion for educating today’s youth about careers in aerospace and aviation in a fun and engaging environment. Aviation is an industry that’s all about passion, and nothing ignites that passion like hands-on experience with aeronautic concepts and seeing knowledge come to life in something tangible.”

Partners of the organization include many other organizations and businesses in various capacities, such as Build A Plane, Aeroscholars, the Experimental Aviation Association (EAA) and their Young Eagles program, Kentucky Aviation Association, Kentucky Department of Aviation, NASA Kentucky, Skills USA, and UPS.

For more information about the Kentucky Institute for Aerospace Education, visit http://www.kiae.org or contact Dr. Tim Smith at 502-320-9490 or info(at)kiae(dot)org.

About GlobalAir.com
Based in Louisville, Kentucky, GlobalAir.com serves the general aviation, business aircraft, and regional airline communities by offering clients and online visitors a wide range of premium aircraft and aviation-related data and services. Services offered by GlobalAir.com include Aircraft Exchange which lists aircraft for sale or lease, Airport Resource Center (ARC) that displays U.S. airport data, and the flight path planning application Max-Trax. GlobalAir.com’s websites receive more than 300,000 visitors per month and help connect the aviation industry. For more information regarding GlobalAir.com, visit http://www.globalair.com, e-mail webmaster(at)globalair(dot)com, or call 888-236-4309.

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