Satsuma City schools in Mobile County are launching an exciting two-year program called Tango Flight.
Students will dive headfirst into the world of aerospace by doing more than just learning.
They’re actually building a two-seater airplane!
It’s like STEM on steroids.
Kids will learn everything about planes — from how they work to piecing them together.
And guess what?
The plane they build will be the real deal with a license to fly!
We’re talking about an actual Van’s Aircraft RV-12 airplane!
An inspector from the Federal Aviation Administration will even give it the thumbs up to make it airworthy.
Of course, the plane will be sold eventually, and profits head back to Tango Flight to keep things running.
This proactive step in education makes perfect sense since Mobile houses Airbus’ manufacturing center.
It’s a strong testament that Alabama’s workforce is geared to produce quality goods that are globally sought after.
Satsuma is actually the third school system in coastal Alabama to join the Tango Flight crew.
This nationwide nonprofit based in Texas also operates in BC Rain High School and Gulf Shores High School.
They bring in mentors to train local teachers, revitalizing schools’ engineering and mechanics programs.
This evolution in education looks very promising.
Students are given the tools to prepare for real careers in the real world.
Naturally, the Airbus Foundation is cheering them on.
They’re not just sponsors.
They’re making sure this program is airtight, partnering with experts at Airbus Americas’ engineering HQ in Wichita, Kansas.
Professors from Wichita State University are supervising the program as well.
And this isn’t the only progressive thing Satsuma City schools are up to.
Apart from building planes, they’ve got a welding course and a top-notch nursing program up their sleeves.
Talk about a full flight plan to success for the kids!
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