Each Saturday for 12 weeks

AV103: Aviation Careers Overview
February 24 - May 18

Registration for the Spring 2024 Semester is now closed.

Explore Aerospace - Session 3: Aviation Careers Overview, kicks off on Saturday, February 24, and will be held each Saturday for all students from 12 to 1 PM EST (no class March 30 due to the Easter holiday). Registration for this session is $150 per student.

This 12-week virtual course exposes students to Aviation Careers. Students will develop the skills and knowledge required to enter the highly competitive field of Aviation. Students will learn an overview of aviation with a deep dive into career fields such as Pilot, Aviation Maintenance, Air Traffic Control, Airline Operations, and Military Aviation. The final lessons of this course will prepare your student to chart their course in aviation with resume preparation and a workshop on career planning. This course will arm your student with the necessary information to thrive in the Aviation industry.

Meet the Team

Mark Reese HeadShot

Mark Reese


Theresa Withing

Assistant Director for Curriculum Development

James Spencer

Assistant Curriculum Developer

Zakiya Percy


Volunteer for Explore Aerospace

The Explore Aerospace Team is looking for passionate aerospace professionals to be a part of the program. 


OBAP’s exciting new Explore Aerospace (EA) program gives students in grades 6-12 the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of aviation and aerospace through a hands-on STEM-based curriculum on a virtual platform. Over 12 weeks, students will learn from industry professionals, about the principles of flight, aerodynamics, and aerospace careers, meet guest speakers, go on virtual tours and so much more!

Each session will be facilitated by an Explore Aerospace Instructor. Materials and educational resources used for this virtual experience consist of activity workbooks and interactive presentations. Upon successful completion, Explore Aerospace students will receive a one-year OBAP student membership, which includes opportunities to apply for OBAP scholarships and early bird notification for OBAP programs and partner opportunities such as ACE Academy, Solo Flight Academy, webinars, Tuskegee NEXT, USAF AIM High Flight Academy, etc. 


Application Process

The application fee is $150 for all participants. Need-based fee waivers are available on a case-by-case basis. 

Applications will be screened and processed on a first-come, first-served basis until all 200 available slots have been filled. 

Applicants must submit a completed online Explore Aerospace Program application to be considered.

Admission Requirements

Admission is offered to students in grades 6-12 who are interested in learning more about aviation and aerospace. 

High standards of behavior and self-discipline are expected, and students must abide by all academy regulations.

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Explore Aerospace


Session Three: Aviation Careers Overview

Week 1 Feb 24 Introduction to Aviation Careers
Week 2 Mar 2 Military Aviation Careers
Week 3 Mar 9 Regulations and Regulators
Week 4 Mar 16 Air Traffic Control Careers
Week 5 Mar 23 Aircraft Maintenance Careers
Week 6 Apr 6 Aviation Safety Management
Week 7 Apr 13 Airport Operations
Week 8 Apr 20 Airline Administration
Week 9 Apr 27 Pilot/Flight Attendant Careers
Week 10 May 4 UAS Operations
Week 11 May 11 Charting Your Course
Week 12 May 18 Scholarships, College Applications, & Resumes

Contact the Explore Aerospace Team

Have questions, contact the Explore Aerospace team.

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