A huge thank you to NOAA for coming out to talk to us at our first Cookies ‘n Convos event! We learned about how NOAA uses airplanes to gather important data, like the size of a hurricane. They answered lots of great questions; then we were able to explore the Florida Air Museum’s brand new exhibit….a NOAA P3 Orion cockpit! Flight simulators were open for everyone as well. And let’s not forget about the tasty cookies too!
Below are the types of aircraft each of these pilots fly within NOAA to fulfill their mission.
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 July 6th Speaker: Matt Corn, Air Traffic Control Tower Manager, Lakeland International Airport!
Matt began his ATC career at just 18 years old in the Air Force! Matt’s background spans virtually all of the ATC operations sector and includes both military and civilian experience. He’s excited to share his story and journey with you, and we are excited for you to get a rare glimpse into the operational reality of our air traffic controllers.
Stick around after the presentation and Q/A session to try your hand on our ATC simulators!
For more information on how to register, click here to the Eventbrite link.