Training Begins for Around The World Flight

Think Global CrewApril 03 2013, Prescott, Arizona – The Think Global Flight Crew, Capt. Judy Rice and Navigator Fred Nauer, arrive in Prescott today to continue training for their flight around the world to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education.  Guidance Aviation of Prescott, Arizona, has donated the Cirrus SR20 G3 for the effort.

Capt. Rice, CFI, an experience educator and aviator, and Fred Nauer, CFI-I, a retired airline Captain, will begin some recurrent training in the Cirrus SR20 G3 at Guidance Aviation and will also be speaking with media on Thursday, April 4, 2013.

Marlin Kuykendall, Mayor of the City of Prescott shared that, “We are excited that our airport will launch the Think Global flight.  This particular partnership with Guidance Aviation showcases that Prescott is on the map in Arizona and around the world.  We are looking forward to welcoming more aviation and technology business partners like Guidance Aviation to Prescott Airport.”

The Think Global Flight Crew and its Cirrus SR20 G3 are scheduled to take off in April of 2014 and fly around the world, stopping at schools in numerous countries to promote S.T.E.M. education and what the promises of aviation and aerospace hold for our future pilots, aeronautical engineers, and aerospace professionals.  This effort is unique in that Think Global is leveraging the latest in aviation and web based technologies to communicate with the school kids around the globe, in real time, delivering S.T.E.M. based curricula relating to the flight.  While in flight, the crew will be contacting Student Command Centers (SCC’s) via satellite phone to discuss flight planning, weather, international relations, and weight and balance requirements.  Students may also log into the website to access curricula developed by education and aviation professionals.

This April 5, 2013, the Think Global Flight Crew and the Cirrus SR20 G3 will be taking off from the Guidance Aviation ramp at the Prescott Airport to be on display at the Sun n’ Fun Air show in Lakeland, Florida.

Think Global Flight Website:  http://www.thinkglobalflight.org

Think Global Flight Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/thinkglobalflight

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