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PBC School District offers aviation school at Boynton Beach High

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The School District of Palm Beach County has a “hands on” approach and appeal when it comes to the various academy programs that it offers to students in helping to steer them toward future careers that will be both beneficial as well as rewarding in fulfilling individual ambitions and needs. Boynton Beach High School recently announced the LIFT OFF of its Part 147 Aviation Maintenance Technician School serving Palm Beach and surrounding counties. High school age students and adults will be eligible to receive their certification in Airframe Maintenance leading to careers in aviation. The LIFT OFF announcement took place at Palm Beach International Airport Concourse (by Golf Putting Green) on March 6, 2014.

“We look forward to meeting many of you for the first time and having the opportunity to let you know about our programs located at Boynton Beach Community High School and future plans at Lantana Airport,” said Paul Hershorin, Program Director, Boynton Aerospace Science Academy.

Boynton Aerospace Science Academy

Palm Beach County Schools (Boynton Beach Community High School) and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) have partnered to create a unique curriculum option for students throughout the Palm Beach County School District.

The Boynton Aerospace Science Academy (BASA) offers a rigorous academic program in the fields of Aviation, Aeronautical Science, and Aviation Maintenance. Each student will have the opportunity to earn dual credit, both for college and high school at the same time, when participating in the BASA courses at Boynton Beach Community High School. This exciting and innovative academy provides students with the latest in educational advancements, current technologies, and crucial job skills from ERAU professors at no cost to the student.

Goal: The Boynton Aerospace Science Academy (BASA) at Boynton Beach Community High School strives to enable students for a career in aviation by providing a broad-base orientation to aviation related areas appropriate to all flight and non-flight degree programs with an overview of the past, present and future of the aviation industry.

Aviation Pioneers

One cannot mention aviation in America without speaking of the Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912), were two American brothers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who were credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903. From 1905 to 1907, the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build and fly experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.

REF: SDPBC (Press Release) Public Affairs Office, Mar. 2014

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