Aviation Careers Day

Finding their wings

Kirkhope Aviation at Careers DayMoorabbin Airport sponsored an Aviation Careers Day for some 160 students on Wednesday, 8th October.

Our King Air was in prime position and most students spent time in the aircraft and/or cockpit.

It was a very successful day for all involved.

The following appeared in Moorabbin Kingston Leader Publication. Picture Susan Windmiller.

About 130 students from six southeast schools clamberedthrough planes and listed to experts in the aviation field last week as part of a push to introduce them to a possible future in the field.

They were given run-throughs of flight training, maintenance, air traffic control, airport management, the defence force, and aerial firefighting during the inaugural event.

Moorabbin Airport Corporation Chief Executive Paul Ferguson said it was important to open the students’ eyes to the array of careers in aviation.

Minister of Aviation with Tony Kirkhope

The Minister of Aviation Mr Gordon Rich-Phillips is center of photo with CEO of Moorabbin Airport, Paul Ferguson on the left.

“We are really trying to raise awareness,” Mr Ferguson Said.

“There’s so much more to the industry than just the few airlines that people know about, which is why days like this are so important to get the next generation of industry workers.”

The airport is the biggestpilot training favility in the Asia-Pacific region, with more than 800 pilots graduating each year.  The state’s Aviation Industry Minister Gordon Rich-Phillips, a qualified pilot, encouraged the students tot ake up a job in aviation.

“With a worldwide shortage of aviation professioanls, the industry offers numerous possibilities to build a rewarding career,” Mr Rich-Phillips said.

Moorabbin Airport Careers Day

Ashwood College Students Rachel Hull, Michael Wojciechowski and Rory Diggins chat with Tony Kirkhope about careers in aviation.

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