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July 2006 edition

FAA encourages young aircraft designers

Aircraft designers of the future will receive increased encouragement in the United States. Build A Plane, a non-profit organisation promoting youth aviation education, has signed a formal partnership agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington, D.C.

Build A Plane solicits donations of real aircraft and redirects them to schools. Currently, there are 20 projects under-way in the U.S. plus others in India and Nigeria. The aircraft are used to motivate young people to learn science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Additionally, Build A Plane is developing a variety of aviation-themed, STEM-based curricula, including a course that will enable students to design....

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