USQ camp to inspire tomorrow's pilots and aviation professionals

Twenty-five high school students will spend two days experiencing aviation at USQ Springfield
11 Jul 2018

Inspiring the next generation of pilots and other aviation professionals, the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is hosting a two-day camp for high school students who have a high interest in aviation.

Starting tomorrow (July 12), the USQ Aviation Two-Day Experience provides an excellent opportunity for aspiring aviators to engage with USQ’s Aviation academic staff, current students and industry representatives.

Twenty-five Year 11 and 12 students will spend two days experiencing aviation at USQ Springfield, with opportunities for students to take the controls of a 737 flight simulator and participate in workshops.

USQ Head of Aviation and Logistics Professor Paul Bates said the aim of the camp was to give students a taste of the booming industry, and the opportunities and prospects that it holds.

The camp features guest speakers such as QantasLink Chief Pilot, Captain Adrian Young, Alliance Airlines Chief Pilot Rick Heaton and female pilot Tamara Vessi.

The Qantas Group will also share details of the airline’s partnership with USQ and the Qantas Future Pilot Program.

To learn more about USQ's Aviation degree programs, visit Aviation.

What: USQ Aviation Two-Day Experience
When: July 12 & 13, 9.30am-4pm
Where: Building B atrium, USQ Springfield, 37 Sinnathamby Blvd, Springfield Central


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Professor Paul Bates will welcome 25 aspiring aviators to USQ Springfield.