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June 9, 2014
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Legacy of Flight “Live Auction” Items

note sheetsOnly 10 days away from the Legacy of Flight. I am going to post an update each day! Today is the Live Auction. Walt Robertson from Keeneland will be auctioning some outstanding items that you do not want to miss. Here is the list:

      • Flight for 9 on the Memphis Belle, a WWII B-17
      • Horse farm Tours…Three Chimneys, Spy Coast, and more
      • UPS Flight Sim Experience for 4
      • NASA Challenger Learning Center Package (for school or organization…32 max)
      • Bourbon Trail Tour for Two in IAE’s Twin Comanche
      • Yak Formation Flight over Louisville
      • Private Pilot Certificate from IAE and Award Winning CFI, Mike Wagers (minimum $4000)
      • CRJ Sim Experience at Flight Safety International’s St Louis Center
      • 10 Person Kentucky Speedway Nascar Package with Victor Unruh’s Party Bus ($1500 minimum)

Buy your Legacy of Flight tickets here!

 

May 22, 2014
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2014 IAE Flight Challenge

PrintAnother great IAE event, the Flight Challenge concluded on Saturday. IAE students participated in various events: aeronautical knowledge, aircraft recognition, the flight plan, preflight inspection, and a flight sim profile. Taylor Co High School edged out Frankfort High School to take first place. South Warren High School finished third. This was the first time that the IAE Flight Challenge took place during the WDC.

Many thanks to all of our volunteers, facilitators, and staff for making this event possible. The awards for the IAE Flight Challenge will be presented at the Legacy of Flight.

May 22, 2014
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2014 Wing Design Competition

Untitled-1The 2014 WDC is in the books and for the second year in a row, Conner High School (Hebron) took first place honors. You can see students pushing design limits as they mature in this project each year. With 24 teams from two states, this event has become the national standard for aerospace engineering application. Once we have the media files, we will share album on Facebook and other web outlets. Many thanks to the organizers, NASA Kentucky and UK College of Engineering. Also, our sponsors of the event: Lake Cumberland Regional Airport, Stantec, and The Society of American Military Engineers.

The 2014 WDC results are listed below:

  1. Conner High School – Team Alpha
  2. Conner High School – Team Bravo
  3. South Warren High School

May 5, 2014
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Frankfort High Aerospace Academy, a 141 Flight School

Photo: Frankfort High School Aerospace Academy has received a 141 Federal Flight School Certification which is a very prestigious honor among Flight Training centers and Aviation Universities. This makes this Certification even more of an honor since this 141 certificate was issued to a High School program!Frankfort High School Aerospace Academy has received a 141 Federal Flight School Certification which is a very prestigious honor among Flight Training centers and Aviation Universities. This makes this Certification even more of an honor since this 141 certificate was issued to a High School program!

Shannon Bengeyfield, Operations Inspector at the Louisville Flight Standards District Office of the FAA, presented the certification to Mike Wagers, our Chief Pilot. Many thanks to Mike Wagers for his hard work in this acheivement. Also photographed are Becky Barnes (FIS Board of Education), Rich Crowe (Superintendent), Michael Godbey (Principal), Dr. Tim Smith (Executive Director and CEO of The Institute for Aerospace Education) and students from Frankfort High School Aerospace Academy.

May 5, 2014
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IAE_GirlsCamp1The IAE Girls Aero Camp! This is great opportunity for 9th grade girls! Participants will interact with women that have achieved their dreams in aerospace: engineers, pilots, aircraft mechanics, and air traffic controllers. This will be a great event for girls interested in trying something new. AND IT IS FREE!

Go ahead and register. Here is the link: http://groupspaces.com/IAE/item/639858

May 1, 2014
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Busy Time of Year

This is the busiest time of the year for the Institute. Please make plans to attend these events.

  • Wing Design Competition and IAE Flight Challenge at Lake Cumberland Regional Airport on May 17th.
  • IAE Flight Camp begins after students pass FAA Written Examination.
  • IAE Teacher Workshop (Frankfort) on June 19-20.
  • Legacy of Flight on June 19 (Purchase Tickets)
  • 2014 Airventure on July 28-Aug 3

January 27, 2014
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Institute for Aerospace Education Planning UAS Design Challenge

quadracopter for Unmanned Career Path(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – The Institute for Aerospace Education is proud to announce future plans for a Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) design challenge. The competition will be available to all schools in the IAE network. Similar to the Wing Design Challenge, this event will provide students with hands-on experience with technology, aeronautics, and physics. Participating teams will be given a task or obstacle course that their UAS must navigate through successfully. The teams will be heavily involved in all steps of production, from the design process to implementation.

Rules and guidelines for building a UAS will be given out in June, giving schools the entire 2014/2015 school year to complete the challenge before competing in May. The challenge is created by support from ThetaTech Solutions from Louisville, who is proud to work with IAE on this UAS challenge.

If you want to learn more about the Institute for Aerospace Education, please contact Dr. Tim Smith, Executive Director and CEO, at tim@iae.aero or by phone at (502)320-9490.