Spartan Colleges AERO Day Provides Aviation Discovery for High School Students

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March 4, 2024
Spartan Colleges AERO Day Provides Aviation Discovery for High School Students

Ever wonder what type of training is required to work in the aviation field of flight and maintenance? Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology is hosting AERO Day on Saturday, March 9than all-campus-wide, interest-sparking, hands-on event that invites high school seniors and anyone interested in receiving a behind-the-scenes look at aviation training and where to begin.  

Spartan offers a variety of collegiate aviation programs and is proud of their marker of training over 100,000 pilots and aircraft technicians throughout nearly 100 years of service via their campuses in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Inglewood, California; Riverside, California; and Broomfield, Colorado.  

Spartan alum, Zack Anglin, who was recently featured in a viral CBS News Segment and interviewed on the Jennifer Hudson Show, will be on-site at the Tulsa campus AERO Day to share his motivational story and unwavering dedication to aviation despite the challenges of his physical disabilities.  

“Anyone interested in aviation should most definitely attend Aero Day, as I was once that person, intrigued by what aviation has to offer and had dreamed of such an event. From the very beginning, Spartan took a chance on me by providing me with the opportunity to fulfill my passion as a pilot. My first flight instructor never gave up on me and Spartan’s staff supported me in my achievements by simply providing me with the opportunity to work with the best staff and facilities that anybody could ever ask for. This event showcases to the public how committed and passionate Spartan College is about training and producing our future in aviation.” 

AERO Day will provide an immersive experience for guests through engaging activities and interactive experiences. Live training demonstrations will take place on-site, along with participation certificates for guests who are interested in starting or expanding their aviation portfolios. The event will also feature a special guest speaker who will speak about the state of the aviation industry and answer questions.  

AERO Day Event Highlights: 

  • Film Screening:  Zack Anglin (@zack.anglin) the first quadruple amputee in the world to become a licensed commercial pilot and flight instructor for Spartan College, will share his incredible story of perseverance in a film created by Hanger Clinic, who is the leading provider of orthotic and prosthetic care in the United States. Tulsa-based prosthetist Scott Stromberg provides custom prosthetic care that allows Zack to meet the daily demands of flying.  

A three-time state-qualifying high school wrestler in his home state of Wisconsin, Zack’s limb differences have never defined him. When he announced his senior year of high school that he was going to learn to fly, many people were skeptical, but Zack was undaunted. 
Zack moved to Tulsa, OK in 2018 after being accepted to Spartan College, but before he could begin flight school, he had to lobby the FAA to grant him a medical test to prove he could fly, a test he passed with flying colors. From there, Zack began his pilot training, learning to adapt and manage a plane’s controls.  
In 2019, Zack earned his FAA license, and today he’s a flight instructor at Spartan, proving to his students that there is nothing they can’t overcome. 

  • Campus Tours: Get an exclusive look at the Spartan Campus and explore their FAA approved training facilities. From airplanes, avionics, weather, and airspace, attendees will have the chance to tour the campus and hangar, depending on campus location. 
  • Meet The Spartan Crew + History: 

      Learn about Spartan’s impact on the aviation industry and engage with knowledgeable faculty and professionals in the field who are ready to share their insights and experiences. Guests will learn about Spartan’s aviation training programs, housing, financial aid for those who qualify, and career service assistance.  

Educational and Training Overview 

Spartan will share what the day in the life of a Spartan student is like and shows some aviation technology demonstrations along with an overview in the following areas:  

  • Aviation Maintenance Technology – Tulsa, OK; Broomfield, CO; Inglewood, CA; Riverside, CA 
  • Aviation Electronics Technology (Avionics) – Tulsa, OK; Broomfield, CO; 
  • Aviation Flight (Commercial Pilots) – Flight Facility Tulsa, OK 

For more details and to register for Spartan AERO Day visit bit.ly/SpartanAeroDay and don't miss the opportunity to be part of this unique event. Take the first step toward training for a career in aviation and discover Spartan's generational impact on the aviation industry and their passion in continuing to train the next generation of pilots and aviation technicians.  

About Spartan College 

Established in 1928, Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology has trained over 100,000 pilots and technicians. We have campuses located in the following areas: Tulsa, OK; Los Angeles, CA; Inland Empire, CA; and Denver, CO. Spartan students have come from across the United States and over 40 countries. The Riverside, CA campus of Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology is a branch campus of the Spartan College campus located in Inglewood, CA. The Tulsa, OK campus is licensed by O.B.P.V.S. To learn more and for consumer information, location of training, school licensing and accreditation visit www.Spartan.edu. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by campus and are subject to change. Third-party certifications and employment opportunities are not guaranteed. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Administrative office: Spartan Education Group, LLC, 1 N. Franklin St., Suite 2125, Chicago, IL 60606 

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