New course for teachers brings aviation to the classroom

Jun 20, 2012

Paine Field Airport is sponsoring, “Airplanes! Bringing the Exciting World of Aviation to the Classroom,” a graduate level professional development course for teachers.  The course will be held Aug. 6 - 9.

The four day course will not only explore the science behind flight, it also will show teachers the exciting career opportunities that await their students in the world of aviation.

During the course, teachers will:

  • Receive a formal flight lesson;
  • Ride in various small aircraft;
  • Visit many of the aviation related industries on Paine Field; and,
  • Hear from aviation professionals about career opportunities in airframe or power plant maintenance, FAA Air Traffic Control, airport administration and wildlife management.

Field trips for the teachers will take them to fascinating places such as the Everett Boeing Assembly Plant, 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.  It is a very busy four day schedule.

Teachers will leave the experience with a newfound understanding and enthusiasm for all things aviation, a collection of lessons for the classroom, and a sense of excitement they will take back to their students.  All of this for $365, three university credits included!

The class was developed by Snohomish teacher Gary Evans.  For more information, call the Airport Office at 425-388-5125 or go to the Paine Field website at

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