We are an all volunteer group of aviation and aerospace enthusiasts with a mission to;
Ø Promote and enhance aviation knowledge within New Mexico.
Ø Foster relationships and work corroboratively with local and state aviation aerospace industry and education institutions to educate and motivate mid and high school students to pursue the aviation career path.
Ø Work with our educational partners to ensure a New Mexico workforce is available and skilled in aviation and aerospace disciplines.
The FAA has committed $5 million to its new Aircraft Pilots Workforce Development Grant Program. The program is designed to expand the pilot workforce and help high school students receive training to become pilots, aerospace engineers, or unmanned aircraft systems operators. The program also prepares teachers to train students for jobs in the aviation industry.
In Fiscal Year 2020, Congress appropriated $5 million to create and deliver a training curriculum to address the projected shortage of aircraft pilots. Eligible groups can apply for grants from $25,000 to $500,000.