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Aviation Explorer Post Meeting Print
Thursday, November 10 2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

A local group of aviation professionals have joined together to start an Aviation Explorer Post in Morgantown, this group includes pilots, airport managers, WVU aerospace faculty members, air traffic controllers, flight school operators, and many others associated with the aviation field.

The Aviation Explorer Post meets on one evening of each month, and each meeting will provide a hands-on exposure to some element of the aviation industry. It is open for ages 14-20. The diversity of topics includes: piloting, ballooning, aerodynamic research at WVU wind tunnel labs, airport management, air-traffic control, aircraft maintenance and repair, search and rescue, and military aviation career opportunities.

Program will include examining various types of aircraft including balloons, flight simulators, airport fire and rescue equipment and engage in other hands-on activities. It will be fun and educational. But, this is just a start. Each month, additional areas will be visited. This includes the WVU Department of Aerospace Engineering wind tunnels, involvement with the local balloon festival, and a closer exposure to aircraft and airport operations. This is a great opportunity to learn how diverse the field of aviation really is, and the career options it provides! Future programs will include hot air ballooning, with the opportunity to log pilot time operating a tethered balloon. Exciting programs are being planned for next year, with a possible flight to the National Air and Space Museum at Dulles Airport.

Dues for joining the Aviation Explorer Post are $28, which will be valid through the entire year of 2017. It will include insurance during all post activities. Checks should be brought to the November meeting and be made payable to “MAC-BSA”. In addition, an application form must be submitted, and if you are under 18 years of age, it must include the signature of a parent or legal guardian.

The next meeting will be at the Airport Rescue and Firefighting Facility (immediately to the right of the control tower) at Morgantown Municipal Airport on Thursday, November 10 at 7:00 to 8:30 pm. This will be an organizational meeting for the coming year, and will feature a visit to the Air Traffic Control Tower at the airport.

Join us, and bring with you:

  1. A friend
  2. Explorer Application Form
  3. $28 Dues check (Payable to MACBSA) for 2017

Application Forms are available online:

Questions: Dr. Van F. Anderson
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Cell: 304-288-0264

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