Lakeland Fl., May 31, 2012 - Captain Judy Rice and flight crew of ThinkGlobalFlight.org donated a new HP Touch-screen computer to the students of Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA) during a presentation to CFAA student body and faculty Thursday morning.
"We wanted the students at Central Florida Aerospace Academy to have a new computer not only for studies and flight planning, but also for ThinkGlobalFlight.org's first Student Command Center which is at CFAA," states Captain Judy Rice. "This donation to the Academy was made possible, in part, by a significant donation from a couple in Europe who are passionate about aviation and education."
Captain Rice is setting up Student Command Centers (SCC) around the world to promote S.T.E.M education. Students participating in the SCCs will be able to interact with the ThinkGlobalFlight.org flight crew via in-flight texting, satellite phone, video Skype and Facebook pages as the Cirrus SR20 G3 travels around the world. Additionally, students in the SCCs will be able to access the Fly To Learn curriculum, powered by X-Plane software, on the Internet, to conduct in flight experiments.
The around-the-world flight, scheduled to take off from Honolulu, Hawai'i in the Fall of 2013, is already promising to create enthusiasm for aviation and aerospace amongst educators and students around the globe as ThinkGlobalFlight.org has already signed up dozens of schools in the United States, England, Norway, Africa and other international host schools.
In addition to signing up schools internationally to participate in the Student Command Centers, Rice has been successful at garnering financial support and in-kind donations from multiple sponsors including Guidance Aviation, Fly To Learn, Gulf Coast Avionics, X-Plane, Laminar Research, Brightline Bags, Turtlepac, Aerox, Pilot Journey and Spidertracks.
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