Ambassadors to the National Flight Academy ,Pensacola

Aviator of the Future Ambassadors 2013

Today we are meeting our new Aviator of the Future Ambassadors for 2013 who will be representing Galway and Ireland.

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Here you can see the Ambassadors and their parents at the Orientation Meeting in GEC

The Galway Education Centre has chosen 12 students from County Galway, aged 12-15 to take part in the “Aviator of the Future” programme from July 26th to August 4th, 2013.

These students will fly to The National Flight Academy in Pensacola, Florida, and take part in a special six day residency on board the NFA’s simulated training aircraft carrier, ‘Ambition’.

This is the continuation of the last year’s momentous agreement with the National Flight Academy in Pensacola, Florida, USA.

The Aviators of the Future programme aims to create a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) among students in County Galway.

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This renewal of the agreement between the Galway Education Centre and The National Flight Academy marks another historic milestone as last year the 12 students from Galway were the very first international students on board the ‘Ambition’.

In 2012 The Galway Education Centre signed a momentous agreement with the National Flight Academy in Pensacola, Florida, USA to send 12 school children from Galway aged 12-15 to take part in the inaugural “Aviator of the Future ” programme. For twelve lucky schoolchildren it was the opportunity of a lifetime! They flew to The National Flight Academy in the United States and took part in a special five day residency on board the NFA’s simulated training aircraft carrier, Ambition. Ambition is designed to simulate a modern aircraft carrier with three decks catering for everything from simulation and immersion centre spaces to academic spaces, mess decks and accommodation berthing. The programme is to promote science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills along with critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and communication.

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Thanks to two of our 2012 Ambassadors who passed on their wisdom to our new Ambassadors.

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