Just as earlier generations of youth have been motivated to follow in the footsteps of heroes, today’s youth need inspiration and motivation to become the explorers, discoverers, and achievers of tomorrow. The hands-on experiences provided by Exploration of Flight will educate, entertain and inspire. Every experience will have an educational foundation. In no other institution will a visitor be so uplifted into a journey of exploration and discovery.
Too few students are opting for careers in the cock pit, despite readily available jobs.
Boeing estimates that over the next 18 years, the aviation industry will need more than 2 million new personnel (pilots, mechanics, flight attendants, air traffic controllers, etc.)
Over the next several years, about 18,000 pilots in the United States will be aged out due to mandatory retirement.
Metro Denver’s Aviation and Space industries are taking flight!
The Metro Denver region ranks 2nd in the nation for private-sector space employment and 14th among the nation’s 50 largest metro areas for aviation employment. Overall, Metro Denver has the highest concentration of aerospace workers in the country, while living in the heart of the Rocky Mountain region which boasts the nation’s highest pilots per capita.
*According to the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation