2 months ago

TeenFlight Puyallup
Thank you Sen. Chris Gildon, @CMDaveMorell, Dylan Brown, Jeff Gombosky and @PhRMA for joining us Monday night to meet our students and mentors and to experience what our program offers by watching the students working in teams to install electrical components in one of the airplane projects.We would like to specially thank @PhRMA for recognizing TeenFlight Puyallup with a #STEMTalentPipeline grant to help support our program.TeenFlight Puyallup is a STEM based program for high school students that teaches our students, using hands-on instruction, the skills for building an airplane from start to finish while also advising them on STEM based careers and furthering STEM education available to them. Our students build 100% of the airplane. The skills, experiences and information our students learn in our program will help them thrive in exciting STEM fields as it did for our graduates who are working as commercial pilots, aircraft mechanics, engineers and other career fields.We also want to offer our sincere thanks to Sen. Chris Gildon and Pierce County Councilmember Dave Morell for being so supportive of our program and helping to bring support and recognition to our program.We are currently accepting applications for new students for this year’s program. Please join us at our next New Student Application meeting on Sunday, December 18th at 3pm to learn about our program and pickup an application. Students must be currently be in the 9th-12th grade to apply. TeenFlight is a free program and students must commit to attending our Sunday and Monday night builds from 5-7:30pm. Visit our website for more details. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

TeenFlight Puyallup
Build Update for 11/28 thru 12/5.Monday, Nov 28th:This was our first build night for our returning students. After visiting and getting caught up, they quickly got back in the routine and started off by sorting and organizing all the toolboxes and determining what tools need to be replaced. They also had to revisit where they left off on both planes and decided to focus on TF7 for the evening completing the sealing of the firewall in preparation of electrical and engine install.Sunday, Dec 4th:This build night was canceled due to road conditions from the snow falling most of the day.Monday, Dec 5th: Build continued and the students focused on Section 42M - Common Electrical.It's good to see the students back at work and finding their groove. We just have a small group returning this year due to the number that graduated last year and us keeping the student enrollment numbers lower the last couple of years due to the "unmentionable" and the lack of parts availability from Van's. We are currently taking applications for new students and those who are eventually selected will join the group after Christmas/New Years break in January.Our next meeting for new student applicants is Sunday, Dec 11th at 3pm. Students interested in applying needs to attend one of these meetings with a parent(s) in order to get an application. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

TeenFlight Puyallup
FINALLY - We are officially starting this year's Build Program!!!!After waiting over a year for our kits to arrive and literally running our of parts for our current aircraft builds, we finally received the kits and are currently performing an inventory of parts and organizing them for the builds. For returning students, we will resume our normally scheduled build sessions starting Monday, November 28th at 5pm and then continuing each Sunday/Monday night except for the usual school holidays and breaks. For new students interested in applying this year, a New Student Application event was just posted on our facebook page for Sunday, December 5th at 3pm. Attending these meetings are the only way to get an application. We will have limited slots this year for new students so best to attend this meeting as there may not be another one for this year's program. Students must be accompanied by their parent/legal guardian to attend. #teenflightpuyallup ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

TeenFlight Puyallup
The deadline for new students to get their 2021-22 application is 5pm on Wednesday, August 18th. Only select students for which we have received applications on/before that day will be invited to participate in the selection event on Sunday, August 22nd. Get your application in!! ... See MoreSee Less
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