MIT Flying Club @ MIT Science Museum’s Rockets and Flight Event

The Club participated in the MIT Science Museum’s Rockets and Flight Event on Saturday Feb.6.    Kids had lots of fun trying to fly (on simulator).  Thanks for the help from our club members and friends!

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Meet us @ MIT Museum: Rockets and Flight on Feb. 6

Meet us at MIT Museum’s Science on Saturday: Rockets and Flight, and learn about aeronautical and astronautical engineering. There will be displays and activities. Around 1,300 attendees are expected for this event.

We will be running a couple tables and our flight simulator to introduce kids to aviation. Hope to see you there.

When: Saturday Feb.6, 10-11am

Where: MIT’s Kresge Auditorium: 48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

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Winter Flyout to Long Island on Sunday, February 7th

MIT Flying Club will be hosting a winter flyout to Republic Airport (KFRG), an airport on Long Island on Sunday, February 7th.

We will fly down the Hudson River corridor on the way there for some great views of the Manhattan skyline and the south shore of Long Island. Once there, we will grab some lunch and go to the American Airpower Museum to see their aircraft collection.

Interested in joining us, please sign up the passenger signup form: http://goo.gl/forms/aNaTg9ES8D

Please contact the Exec Board for any questions about this flyout: flying-exec@mit.edu

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MIT Private Pilot Ground School Spring 2016

16.687 Private Pilot Ground School (it’s called “Selected Topics” in the course catalog)
3 units (P/D/F), no graded option is available
Spring 2016 schedule:  Wed 7-9 PM, Room 37-212
Intro session and first class is February 3, 2016 at 7pm, 37-212
The private pilot ground school class is designed to prepare students for the FAA Private Pilot Airplane Knowledge Test. The class is a useful first step for pursuing a pilot’s license. Course objectives include developing an understanding of human factors, airplane systems, aerodynamic principles, flight environment, communication, meteorology, airplane performance, navigation, regulations, and cross country flight planning. It will give students exposure to the real-world flight considerations. Students who complete all course requirements successfully are eligible for an endorsement to take the FAA Private Pilot Airplane Knowledge Test.
There are no pre-requisites. Suggested materials will be discussed on the first day of class (none are required).
The course is open to current students, staff, and wider community members. Registration is open for students – others who may be interested should contact the instructors directly.
Contact:  Luke Jensen, ljensen@mit.edu
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MIT Private Pilot Ground School Spring 2015

The MIT Private Pilot Ground School course is open to current students, staff, and wider community members. Registration is open for students – others who may be interested should contact the instructors directly.
16.687 Private Pilot Ground School
3 units (P/D/F)
Spring 2015 schedule:  Wed 7-9 PM, Room 37-212
Intro session and first class is February 4, 2015 at 7pm, 37-212
The private pilot ground school class is designed to prepare students for the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test. The class covers comprehensive knowledge required when pursuing an airplane single engine land (ASEL) pilot’s certificate. Course objectives include developing an understanding of human factors, airplane systems, aerodynamic principles, flight environment, communication, meteorology, airplane performance, navigation, regulations, and cross country flight planning. It will give students well-rounded exposure to aviation, regardless of whether the student is interested in formally pursuing a pilot’s certificate. Students with sufficient course performance will be eligible for an endorsement to take the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test.
Contact:  Luke Jensen, ljensen@mit.edu
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Upcoming events — Panel discussion: Insights into aviation and aerospace consulting – with BCG & McKinsey

Panel discussion: Insights into aviation and aerospace consulting

— with MIT/Harvard alumni, senior consultants from Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey

When: Thursday, Nov.6th, 6:00 ~ 8:00 PM

Where: MIT Building 4-163

Discussion Topics including:

>  What trends are emerging in AeroAstro sectors ( technologies, strategies) ?

>  What types of problems consultants help resolve for aviation or aerospace companies?

>  What to prepare as an engineering student for a career in AeroAstro consulting?

Organizers:  MIT Consulting Club & MIT Flying Club

Please RSVP here, so we know how much foods to prepare.

*If you plan to apply job or internship with these companies, please bring your resume to the event.

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Upcoming events: STATE OF THE GLOBAL AIRLINE BUSINESS W/ TOM HORTON – FORMER CEO OF AMERICAN AIRLINES

When: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH, 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Where: Harvard Business School, Building Aldrich # 012
Organizer: Harvard Business School Aerospace and Aviation Club
About: Join Tom Horton, former CEO of American Airlines, for a discussion about the State of the Global Airline Business.
Tom Horton was the Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of AMR Corporation until it merged with US Airways Group to form American Airlines Group,Inc. Through his quarter century tenure, Mr. Horton has been credited for bringing American Airlines through one of the most successful large-scale restructuring efforts.
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