Metropolitan Airport News has raised $6,300 for the Aviation High School Annex 5th Year Program through our annual December Charitable Giving Campaign. Since 2017 we have donated more than $37,000 to local aviation-based charities. The Charitable Giving Campaign donates $100 per paid advertisement to the benefactor.
This year we are happy to announce that Perfect Dental Care is our Gold Sponsor and has matched our donation to the Aviation High School 5th Year program.
The presentation was hosted by the Council of Airline Maintenance Managers (CALMM) during their annual Holiday luncheon. This event is traditionally catered by the students of Aviation High School; each student prepared a dish for the buffet table. The amount of food was almost as impressive as the students. One cannot help but note the maturity and confidence of these 5th year students.
Located in the nation’s largest school district, Aviation High School is a highly sought-after school funded by New York City’s Department of Education and accredited by the Federal Aviation Administration. The Annex, located at JFK International Airport, is the school’s 5th year program where a very select group of students continue their training and test for Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) FAA certifications. These students are paired with major airlines and aviation companies at the airport for paid internships.
If the predictions are accurate, we will require more than 750,000 aircraft maintenance technicians over the next 20 year. Programs like this are critical to keeping the aviation industry operating safely with quality mechanics and technicians.
The Metropolitan Airport News is proud to support Aviation High School and the work it does promoting aviation as a career path for the young men and women in the metropolitan New York area.
Thank you to all our December 2019 Charitable Giving partners:
- AA Credit Union
- Aldo’s Italian Restaurant
- Aqueous Solutions
- The Ark at JFK
- Bisogno and Meyerson
- Cosgrove Aircraft
- Perfect Dental Care
- DH2 Chauffeured Transportation
- Fairleigh Dickinson University
- Global Elite
- Global First Responders
- Huntington Coach
- LaGuardia Gateway Partners
- Miles Petroleum * PANY\NJ
- JFK Airport Rotary Club
- Royal Waste Services
- Terminal On
- Unity Electric
- Vaughn College