Paine Field sets August aviation class for teachers

  • HBJ staff
  • Friday, July 5, 2013 2:42pm

EVERETT — Paine Field Airport is sponsoring, “Airplanes! Bringing the Exciting World of Aviation to the Classroom,” a graduate-level professional development course that will be held Aug. 5-8 at Paine Field.

The class will reveal not only the science behind flight, but will also show teachers the fulfilling career opportunities that await their students in the world of aviation. In addition to receiving a formal flight lesson, teachers will ride in various small aircraft, visit many of the aviation-related industries at Paine Field, and hear from aviation professionals about career opportunities that include airframe and power plant technicians, FAA air traffic control personnel, airport administration and wildlife management.

Field trips for the teachers will take them to the Everett Boeing assembly plant for a VIP tour, Aviation Technical Services, the Paine Field Air Traffic Control Tower, the Future of Flight Aviation Center, the Flying Heritage Collection and the Historic Flight Foundation.

The four-day class costs $365 and includes three university credits. The class, now in its 12th year, was developed by Snohomish teacher Gary Evans.

For more information, call Evans at 360-629-2005 or call the Paine Field Airport Office at 425-388-5125 or go to www.painefield.com.