Postponed Until Further Notice Due to COVID

In addition to the start of TELA26’s Aviation Career Seminars in Summer 2020 (Please see the July 2019 News article), the aviation community has engaged in some extremely exciting events conducting aviation career seminars, training, and education. Please see below:

Pictured above at the AOPA Aviation STEM Symposium held at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Colorado from left to right: Lieutenant General Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, Military Pilot, Director of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force (Washington D.C.); and, Anthony (Tony) Hardin, Private Pilot, Principal, TELA26, LLC. At the Symposium, Gen Van Ovost provided an informative session of what the future of flight looks like in the military and the array of opportunities, specifically in the U.S. Air Force.

 

Pictured above at the AOPA Aviation STEM Symposium held at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Colorado from left to right: Anthony (Tony) Hardin, Private Pilot, Principal, TELA26, LLC; and, Kevin Coppage, Assistant Principal, Air Force Academy High School (Illinois). Kevin discussed his efforts to get an aviation program off the ground at his high school.

 

Pictured above at the AOPA Aviation STEM Symposium held at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Colorado: Mark Moore, Director of Engineering, Vehicle Systems, Uber. Mark discussed how urban air mobility and ride sharing will make public transportation three-dimensional, the many aviation-related opportunities the concept will create, and what must be developed to make it happen.

 

Pictured above from left to right: Anthony (Tony) Hardin, Private Pilot, Principal, TELA26, LLC; and, Quirin Riddle, Pilot, Texas Aircraft Corporation (Texas). Quirin explains the performance specifications and safety features of the Colt S/-SL at the Texas Aircraft Corporation manufacturing location in Hondo, Texas. The Colt is an exciting and affordable new entry into the LSA market. The aircraft has the potential of making a strong mark into the pilot training marketplace.

 

Pictured above: Anthony (Tony) Hardin, Private Pilot, Principal, TELA26, LLC examines the new Colt S/-SL at the Texas Aircraft Corporation manufacturing location in Hondo, Texas. The Colt is an exciting and affordable new entry into the LSA market. The aircraft has the potential of making a strong mark into the pilot training marketplace.

 

Pictured above at the AOPA Aviation STEM Symposium held at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Colorado from left to right: Kevin Kuhlman, Metropolitan State University (Colorado); Matt Johnson, California Aeronautical University; and Caroline Anderson, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Florida). The college aviation educators provided an overview of the similarities and differences of collegiate aviation programs.

 

Pictured above at the AOPA Aviation STEM Symposium held at the Doubletree Hotel and the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Colorado from left to right: Anthony (Tony) Hardin, Private Pilot, Principal, TELA26, LLC; Chris Peterson, Pilot, Aviation Pathway Lead, Corona High Aviation (California); Kristian Johnson, Corona High Aviation; Robb Williams, Pilot, Executive Director, Triple Tree Aviation (South Carolina); Kimberly Brewer, Education Director, Aerospace Center for Excellence (Florida); Abby Hutter, Executive Director, JSFirm.com (Pennsylvania); and Scott Parvin, Walker County Center of Technology (Alabama). All engaging in some information exchanges in between sessions.

 

Pictured above at the AOPA Aviation STEM Symposium held at the Doubletree Hotel and the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Colorado from left to right: Jimi Ricci, Pilot, Instructor, South Alberta Flight Academy (Canada); and, Anthony (Tony) Hardin, Private Pilot, Principal, TELA26, LLC. Jimi sought to benchmark his efforts in Canada with those in the U.S.

 

Pictured above at the AOPA Aviation STEM Symposium held at the Doubletree Hotel in Denver, Colorado from left to right: Dawn Vinson, Executive Director, University Aviation Association (UAA); Martin Rottier, Manager, Partnerships and Outreach, Envoy Air; Laura Swanson, Member Services Coordinator, UAA; and Anthony (Tony) Hardin, Private Pilot, Principal, TELA26, LLC. Dawn, Martin, and Laura discussed the current and future growth of aviation-related positions.

 

Pictured above at the AOPA Aviation STEM Symposium held at the Doubletree Hotel and the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Colorado from left to right: Anthony (Tony) Hardin, Private Pilot, Principal, TELA26, LLC; and, Herb Lingl, Aerial Photography Pilot, AerialArchives, LLC (California). Herb discussed, with a flare for humor, the exciting and interesting career of an Aerial Photography Pilot.

 

Pictured above at the AOPA Aviation STEM Symposium held at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Colorado from left to right: Cindy Hasselbring, Private Pilot, Senior Policy Advisor and Assistant Director, STEM Education, Office of Science and Technology Policy, White House (Washington DC); and, Anthony (Tony) Hardin, Private Pilot, Principal, TELA26, LLC. At the Symposium, Cindy provided an informative session on AOPA’s Aviation STEM Curriculum.

 

Pictured above are participants at the AOPA Aviation STEM Symposium held at the Doubletree Hotel and the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Colorado.

 

Pictured above at the AOPA Aviation STEM Symposium held at the United Airlines Training Center in Denver, Colorado from left to right: Bryan Quigley, Pilot, Senior Vice President, Flight Operations, United Airlines (Colorado); and, Mark Baker, Pilot, President and CEO, AOPA (Maryland). Bryan and Mark discussed the current and projected states of Aviation and the tremendous career opportunities that exist now and well into the future.