Easton Airport is one of the busiest General Aviation airports in the State of Maryland. The airport has been financially self-sufficient since 1993 and is poised for smart, well balanced growth. Recognizing that aviation careers are understaffed nationwide, airport management has taken proactive measures to introduce aviation to the youth of the mid-shore. Aviation careers are highly technical, some require little or no college, and they are in high demand throughout our region.
The purpose of the Aviation Career Education (ACE) Program is to provide students the opportunity to explore careers in the aerospace industry. The program introduces students to a variety of aviation related career paths and also provides resources and support to help them pursue opportunities in the aerospace industry.
The program promotes interest in aviation careers by teaching safe operating principles, using leading edge technology, and committing to the future of aviation in Talbot County.
ACE at Easton Airport Day 2021 & New Passport Program
Easton Airport’s Aviation Career Education (ACE) Committee is excited to announce the return of the “ACE Tent” to Easton Airport Day on September 25, 2021. The tent will house a variety of aviation flight schools, trainers, and pilots.
The ACE Tent was first introduced to Easton Airport Day in 2019. Students enjoyed the opportunity to learn about aviation from industry experts. The tent also served as the hub for event information, raffles, and Easton Airport Day merchandise.
This year, Sundance Kitchen, Bath & Exteriors is sponsoring the ACE Tent and ACE Scholarship Program. Their support makes it possible for the committee to launch a brand new initiative called the ACE Passport in 2022.
The ACE Passport will task students with visiting the airport to learn about the variety of aviation businesses on campus. They will attend engaging aviation workshops, participate in airport tours, and other events at the airport. Students will capture their experiences through the passport, helping them track their progress and encouraging them to complete the program.
Students that participate will submit their completed passport with an essay about what they have learned through the program. The goal is to have students be rewarded for their efforts by having their first powered flight experience funded through an ACE scholarship.
More information will be available about the Passport Program toward the end of 2021. If you have any questions or would like to join our ACE communications list, please contact Jeff Lankford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mid-Shore Aviation: Helping Students See the Big Blue Sky of Aviation Careers (Talbot Spy)
Support the ACE Program
The ACE Program is supported by donations. Our non-profit partner is The Mid-Shore Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity (EIN: 52-1782373).
When donating, please be sure to specify Aviation Career Education Fund because there are multiple ACE funds at Mid-Shore Community Foundation.
PAY BY CHECK:
Please make payable to: Aviation Career Education Fund
and mail to:
Mid-Shore Community Foundation
The Bullitt House
102 E. Dover St.
Easton, MD 21601