June 15, 2009
Ryan Perez, a senior in aviation maintenance and technology management at Kansas State University’s Salina campus is one of only six students in the world this year to receive the Maintenance Technician Scholarship from Helicopter Foundation International.
The $2,500 scholarship is for students pursuing an airframe and powerplant certificate or the international equivalent. The scholarship is based on the student’s interest and determination in the helicopter industry, and it helps accommodate the industry’s need for aircraft maintenance technicians.
Founded in 1983, the Helicopter Foundation International is dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich history and heritage of the helicopter and of the industry’s service to mankind, helping to educate both the present and future generations of helicopter professionals, and promoting the helicopter industry as an exciting and valuable career choice for young people.
The Kansas State at Salina campus is one of the fastest growing colleges within the Kansas State family and offers a well-rounded university experience shared by 1,000 degree-seeking students. With a fleet of 50 training aircraft, the college offers the following programs: professional pilot; aviation maintenance; glider training; transportation studies; helicopter training; and an aviation minor.
Collaboration between the German government, academia, and airplane manufacturers may make future aircraft cabins more protective of pilots and passengers. The Safety Box team plans to apply auto racing technology to general aviation.
A father and his 14-year-old son were helping another pilot ferry a newly purchased aircraft from California to their home field in Virginia. The three made an overnight stop in Albuquerque before flying on to Illinois for fuel. But shortly after they parked the aircraft in Marion, Ill., they were approached by as many as 18 uniformed and non-uniformed law enforcement officers who came running toward the airplane.
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