Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research


Tyson W. Whiteside






I will outline four areas which I believe encompass the reasons the industry has formed the National Coalition for Aviation Education (NCAE). I'll talk about the confluence of factors which influenced the aviation industry to establish the NCAE and what the organizing associations see as its mission. I'll speak on some of the special needs that NCAE can assist educators in regarding the training and education of young people as well as the existing aviation workforce. I'll look into the need for all of us involved in aviation education to work together to build effective political constituencies at the local, state, and national levels. We need to influence both the public and our governmental decision-makers so that we can revitalize an industry that once dominated world technology and manufacturing, and the hearts, dreams and ambitions of many young people who looked to the stars as their way to future success.



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