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Your Path to Becoming a Professional Pilot: NSHSS Member Event at Purdue University Global

Ever thought about being a pilot? Whether you’re just finishing high school or are looking to explore a career in aviation, the path to becoming an aviator is open to you.

NSHSS and Purdue University Global hosted a hands-on career exploration event at Sterling Flight Training in Jacksonville, Florida. Attendees learned from professional pilots, current flight students, and Certified Flight Instructors about every aspect in training and pursuing a career as a professional pilot!



Your Path to Becoming a Professional Pilot
NSHSS Member Event at Purdue University Global


Saturday, February 19, 2022
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sterling Flight Training, Jacksonville, Florida


Pictures From The Event!


*Be sure to eat breakfast before you arrive!

9:00 - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM 
Learning Session - Discover the pathway to earning several flight certificates and ratings that are important and necessary to becoming a professional pilot. You'll hear from airline pilots, Certified Flight Instructors, Purdue University Global aviation faculty and students.

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
(SOLD OUT) Discovery Flight
Discovery Flights are a great way to be introduced into the amazing world of aviation and to assist aspiring pilots in solidifying their ambitions. During this 15-20 minute flight over beautiful Jacksonville, Florida, the front passenger will be able to take control of the aircraft with the supervision of one of our flight instructors, allowing you the exhilarating experience of being a pilot for the first time.

12:30 - 1:30 PM
Lunch - Enjoy lunch courtesy of Purdue University Global.

1:30 - 2:30 PM
Facility and Airplane Tour

3:00 - 3:30 PM
NSHSS Member Recognition Ceremony
Hear final thoughts of inspiration from closing speakers. All members will receive an honor medallion for their academic achievements.

Meet the Hosts