Members of the Lewis University Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives recently toured aviation facilities in Dallas, Texas. The trip served as a networking opportunity and provided insights on several different fields of aviation.
The AAAE members spent time at the American Airlines Flight Academy, where they received a tour of the dispatch facility, as well as the pilot training and flight simulator facility. Students also experienced the approach control facility and central control tower through tours of the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Terminal Radar Approach Control Facilities and Centerfield Tower. A tour of the Fort Worth Center provided students an up-close view of a center controller and control aircraft in their designated sector. Students also toured the Southwest Airlines maintenance facility.
Participants of the trip included: Michael Ban, David Bouton, Austin Hill, Alex Kwiatkowski, Jacob Luedtke, Maximilian Schmelzer, Joel Weiss and Ryan Wynn.
The Lewis University chapter of AAAE is an aviation-related, student-led organization dedicated to building both social and professional relationships with existing professionals in the aviation field. The group of future pilots, mechanics, air traffic controllers and airport managers partake in monthly activities that include bringing in guest speakers from all facets of the aviation field, touring local air traffic control facilities and various aviation departments—corporate, airline and cargo.
Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,600 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.
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