Aerospace Midwest
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Local officials are fond of saying that no airplane being made today flies without a component made in or around Rockford.

"It may come as a surprise, but there isn't an airplane flying in the skies today, manufactured today, that doesn't connect somehow to the materials, the components, the design, or engineering work that happens in Rockford." - Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey

Electric power systems for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner? Made by UTC Aerospace in Rockford. Fuel system components on aircraft engines? Made by Woodward Inc. near Rockford. Airplane toilet systems in the newest Boeing 737s? That's B/E Aerospace in Rockford. Software that allows pilots to access flight documents on an iPad? That's Comply 365 Solutions near Rockford. Gears on NASA's Mars Curiosity rover? Made by Forest City Gear Co. near Rockford.

The Rockford region is home to nearly 100 businesses related to aerospace and aviation. Extending the region to Chicago and southern Wisconsin raises the number to more than 200 such businesses.

With 6,500 workers in the aerospace industry in the Rockford metro region, the area has the sixth-highest concentration of aerospace production employment in the United States and accounts for 80 percent of aerospace employment in Illinois, officials say.

That's why since 2010, Rockford, bankrolled by a $1.8 million federal grant, has placed a heavy bet, making aviation and aerospace the primary focus for economic development efforts.
NASA Flights from ROCKFORD
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Students flights to the NASA Visitors Centers will begin in the Spring 2014. The FREE Flights are to stimulate interest in aerospace studies in K-12 and college students. There will be (1) weekly flight with a Boeing MD83 160 seat aircraft.

The Aerospace Midwest mission is to promote aerospace careers to young students and enhance their interest provide research direction for college students. It's a great opportunity, however now we must get local businesses to step-up and sponsor this program.

Dugan Kinetics USA, the owner used the plane to introduce its new efficient thrust reversal system to airlines,  to save 10-15% fuel burn costs. The aircraft has recently come out of it's heavy maintenance check and only has 32 hours of flying time since. Aerospace Midwest will fly aircraft to Ascent Aviation for aircraft inspections to get it ready for the spring flights.

Charley Cleaver of Cabot Aviation representing the owner stated that they are selling aircraft to Aerospace Midwest for its unique education mission.

NASA has 11 visitors center located in Florida,Texas, Ohio, California, New York, Virgina, Maryland, Mississippi and Alabama.

Major airlines pilots are interested to voluteer their time to fly the (1) flight a week shuttle.

The flights target student interest in aerospace studies in Midwest states; Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Indiana.

Flights will occur from Rockford, Chicago, and central Indian, hopefully the plane can be based in Rockford.
Aerospace Midwest is an organization that promotes aerospace and aviation careers to K-12 students, and college engineering students, will seek assitance from the City of Chicago Department of Aviation for reduced landing and airport fees for it NASA-Free Flights to the NASA Visitors Centers. NASA has 11 visitors center located in Florida,Texas, Ohio, California, New York, Virgina, Maryland, Mississippi and Alabama.

The purpose of the NASA-Free Flights are to stimulate interest in aerospace studies in K-12 and college students. There will be (1) weekly flight with a Boeing MD83 160 seat aircraft.

The flights are targeted to students in the Midwest region states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Iowa.
In the Chicago airports area the flights will leave out of Midway or O'Hare depending on the destination. It is a great opportunity for the students and to develop skills in these high demand careers.  The business community will benefit by supporting and developing a highly motivated and skilled workforce.

In the first year16.,000 midwest area students will be able to participate in these NASA Free Flights.

The Aerospace Midwest mission is to promote aerospace careers to young students and enhance their interest and provide research direction for aviation interests  students. It's a great opportunity, however now we must get local businesses and city schools and departments to step-up and sponsor this program.
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Aerospace Midwest to offer FREE Flights to NASA Visitors Center for students interested in aviation and aerospace careers.

Over the next 3 years they will fly 48,000 students to NASA Centers.

The Company will seek donations and contributions from local companies and individuals toward the $145 cost per student flight.
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AEROSPACE MIDWEST Fundraise $4.5M For Free Flights To NASA
Aerospace Midwest will acquire use of a  Boeing MD-83, 160 seat aircraft to supply Free Flights to NASA Visitors Centers to high school and college students interested in pursuing careers in aerospace or aviation related fields. The day-trips allow for students to visit NASA during schools hours.

The Company will seek support and donations from local businesses and city governments, in order to reduce the flight expenses. There will be (1) flight a week to one of the (11) NASA Visitors Centers, in 7 states.








AEROSPACE MIDWEST Fundraise $4.5M For Free Flights To NASA
AEROSPACE MIDWEST Fundraise $4.5M For Free Flights To NASA