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                      AEROnautics Program
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Greg Roark  
Director of AEROnautics 
970-925-3760 Ext. 2106 

Summer Opportunities

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    • Aspen AEROspace Academy! - Aspen, CO
    • Aspen AEROspace Junior Academy! - Aspen, CO
    • Aspen AEROBuild Factory Training - Sebastian, FL
    • Aspen AEROBuild Academy - Aspen, CO
    • AEROVenture - Oshkosh, W
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    Aspen AEROBuild Factory Training
    June 13th - 24th
     
    We will take six high school students to Sebastian, Florida, where we take delivery of our Velocity XL RG.  During these two weeks, we will work side-by-side the Velocity Factory technicians to learn everything necessary to successfully build our first aircraft.  Students will be the first to learn composite fabriation and repairs.  They will also be educated on the complete process of our build project so they can in turn teach other students the "how-to" skills they will need to participate in our Aspen AEROBild Academy beginning July 5.  There will be cost associated with this vocational opportunity. 
     
    These slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Those students interested in this amazing opportunity, complete the form below ASAP!  If demand exceeds capacity, students will be selected through an interview process similar to that of our Sister Cities' Program.    Sign up here!
     
     
     
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    Aspen AEROBuild Academy
    July 5th - August 12th
     
    This academy will offer high school students the opportunuity to build a real airplane: the Velocity XL RG.  Students will learn composite fabrication techniques, electrical and mechanical aircraft systems, assembly procedures, aircraft testing, and maintenance.  Whether their interest is aeronautical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or maintanence, participants gain valuable experience.  Also, while building an airplane, students will build quite a resume.  There will be a cost associated with this vocational opportunity.  Sign up here!
     
    Aspen AEROspace Academy
    July 5th - August 12th
     
    This two week Academy, taught by Mr. Roark, will combine our two College and Career STEM Pathways; Engineering and Piloting.
    • In the morning course, middle school students can be enrolled in our AEROBuild UAV/USV Unmanned Aerial Systems course.  This is a BYOP (bring your own project) course to you can take your projec home after the course.  
    • In the afternoon course, students can participate in our first LEVEL IV Simulations Course.  This is an IFR flight simulations course for students who have completed the LEVEL III course.  It combines instrument departures, enroute segments, and instrument approaches in challenging conditions.  
    Each two week course is $700.00 and is limited to 8 students per course.  If a student wants to participate in both the morning and afternoon courses, the cost will be $1,200 and we will provide lunch for the students who take both courses.  Sign up here!
     
     
    Aspen AEROspace Junior Academy
    July 18th - 28th
     
    This 9 day academy, taught by Ms. Trojan, will offer young students an introduction to airplanes.  They will learn things like parts of an airpane, radio communication, airport markings, instruments, traffic patterns, and weather.  We will even take a hike to get outside during the beautiful summer.  If your child is interestd in airplanes, sign them up.  We will have fun and they will learn a lot!  Sign up here!
     
     
     
     
    AEROVenture at Oshkosh
    July 20th - August 2nd
     
    Have you ever wanted to attend the largest aviation gathering on the planet?  Well, now's your chance!  Ths summer, we will take 16 high school students to Oshkosh, Wisconsin and visit aviation Mecca.  Students will have the opportunity to see amazing aircraft demonstratins, attend hand-on aircraft building workshops, talk to Universities from around the country about their aeronautical offerings, hear presenatations by aviation icons, and talk with aircraft manufacturers from around the world.  Simply put; there is nothing quite like Oshkosh!  There will be a cost assocaiated with this course.  
     
    These 16 slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  If demand exceeds capacity, students will be selected through an interview process similar to that of our Sister Cities' Program.  There will be a course fee associated with this class that will be determined as the course is developed.  Those students interested in this amazing opportunity, complete the form below ASAP!   Sign up here!
     
     
     

     

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Mr. Greg Roark

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Mr. Greg Roark

Greg Roark is the Director of AEROnautics at the Aspen School Discrict.  In addition, he is the Founder/CEO of the Aspen AEROspace Alliance, Inc., the Aspen Higher Learning Flight Academy, Inc., and Aspen AEROBuild, Inc.; all Colorado non-profit corporations committed to providing the tools and opportunities for AEROnautical education to students in Aspen, our valley, and beyond.  He holds a degree in K-12 Education from Drury University.  Mr. R, as the students refer to him, is an Instrument Rated Private Pilot and an Advanced Ground/Instrument Ground Instructor for the Federal Aviation Administration.  He and his wife, Dr. Julia Roark, Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Aspen, love living in Aspen.  They have two children, Alexandra and Austin, and a golden retriever named Sebastian.

Ms. Tammi Trojan

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Ms. Tammi Trojan

Ms. Tammi Trojan is a third grade teacher at Aspen Elementary School and will be a certified Private Pilot this summer.  Aviation has always been in my family.  My dad is Captain of the 777 for United Airlines and was my first CFI (Certified Flight Instructor).  I completed Mr. Roark’s Ground School last year and am now learning to fly the Diamond Star at our airport.  I have lived in Aspen for three years and couldn’t be happier.  I'm getting married in September to my best friend and am very excited.  I have 2 dogs - Kiara, a bichtese and Zoey, a cattle dog mix who love to hike with me.  I ski, hike, bike, and practice yoga when I'm not flying.  Most importantly, I LOVE teaching kids about airplanes!  

 

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