July 7, 2023 | , ,

July Cookies ‘n Convos

Thank you to Matt Corn for speaking at our monthly Cookies ‘n Convos event! Matt spoke about how he began as an Air Traffic Controller in the US Air Force and his journey to becoming the Tower Manager at Lakeland Linder International Airport today. He discussed many topics, including daily operations, emergency procedures, and the track to becoming an Air Traffic Controller. After an open Q&A and filling up on cookies, families interacted with ATC simulators using an iPad and explored the Florida Air Museum.

Interested in coming to Cookies ‘n Convos? Each month a new speaker talks briefly about what they do in aviation/aerospace and why they love it. The speaker then leads a Q&A session so that young people and their parents can learn more about each career field, especially how to pursue each field as a personal career option! Per the event title, there will be snacks, and the whole family can stick around to participate in hands-on activities. Content is geared for kids in grades 2-5, but all are welcome to attend!

Members of the Florida Air Museum receive FREE admission to this event. Non-member cost is $5.00 per person at the door.

Our August 3rd Speaker: Dr. Aaron Judy, Aerospace Engineer

Dr. Judy is currently the Chief Test Engineer for the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD). He has worked on many high-profile projects throughout his career, mostly working with unmanned aircraft platforms and related technology. He was the Lead Test Engineer for training systems on the MQ-4C Triton Program, served as the NAWCTSD Branch Head for the Strike Training Systems branch that is responsible for the F-35 and F-18 carrier platforms and has worked with NOAA to support flight tests during hurricanes. Dr. Judy also has over 1,000 hours as a pilot and flight test engineer. He will focus his presentation on the work he has done with unmanned aircraft and his career journey into the awesome job he has today.

Stick around after the presentation and Q&A session and try your hand at flying a drone!

For more information on how to register, click here to the Eventbrite link.

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