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Have you had a chance to pick up the spring edition of Let’s Go Aerospace for your middle schooler?

This spring edition is jam-packed with fascinating articles and features, including an incredible piece from our very own ACCESS Student Coordinator, Sona Uradnik. Her article “Paper Planes to RV-12s” highlights the inspiring work done through our TeenFlight program, and we encourage you to check it out. If you’re interested in applying to TeenFlight, now is a perfect time – applications are currently open! Be sure to pick up a copy of the magazine at any of our Airway Science locations – it’s a must-read for any aviation enthusiast. Keep an eye out for future issues too! We have more articles coming soon featuring aerospace, equity, and more!

From “Paper Planes to RV-12s”:

Every Saturday from September to June, fourteen teenagers spend their day at the hangar in Hillsboro. They work together to build an RV-12 from the ground up. For some students, it is their first experience with aviation, but others have been involved with the field for years. One such student, Ivette, is in the TeenFlight 8 cohort which began during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ivette started with ASK in elementary school going on flight simulators and even seeing older students participate in TeenFlight. When she started the program, Ivette was one of the only women of color in the cohort. The pandemic shut everything down, but when she came back, Ivette found a close-knit group of people with whom she could work with and relate: “In my life, I came across people who didn’t believe in me but the people in Teen Flight including students, student mentors, and mentors helped me overcome those barriers.”

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