Informing, inspiring, and engaging aviation's next generation.

Founded as the Reno Air Racing Foundation, Pathways to Aviation is a 501c3 non-profit providing the engine to leverage legacy programs, instruction, and partnerships to facilitate educational success, labor force growth, and economic vitality.

Pathways to Aviation provides solutions to the aviation industry's growing workforce needs by informing, inspiring, and engaging its future labor force.

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    Futures in Aerospace

    The connection to an aerospace career!



    Flight Plans

    We hosted 12 aerospace career workshops in three locations for high school and college students. They each featured presentations by aviation executives, who share their experiences, descriptions of their company specialties, overviews of hiring practices, and career-focused advice. In addition to the presentations, students received a specially-designed career readiness workbook and career planning tips, such as skills identification, resume writing, interviewing tips, and networking instruction. Students prepared to meet aviation executives and recruiters at the large networking receptions (May), with resumes in hand, creating strong first impressions, conducting meaningful dialogues, and taking strategic next steps. Students finished the 2019 program with job shadowing, internship, and part and full-time employment commitments.

    The 2019 program has received initial praise from two school districts, the State of Nevada Department of Education, and many aviation executives. The 2019 Futures in Aerospace workshops took place at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Truckee Tahoe Airport, and Carson Airport. Click the links to learn more about each!

    Aviation Career Week

    In response to the success of our Flight Plans and the overall Futures in Aerospace program, a special Aviation Career Week culminated the Spring 2019 Flight Plan workshop series. The week of May 13-17 was highlighted by news and information, job postings, scholarship awards, and two networking receptions. We showcased the students at these receptions, giving each professional an opportunity to spend time with each student in an exciting networking format.

    Photos from the 2019 Futures in Aerospace Program

    Futures in Aerospace 2019


    Special thanks to the following Futures in Aerospace 2019 sponsors, including:




    Sign up - the 2019/20 flight is boarding!

    Our 2019/20 program will reach a new sphere! The pistons are firing toward an extraordinary journey! 

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    Or, simply make a donation to invest in the Futures in Aerospace program.



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    Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    Carson Airport in Carson City, NV

    Carson Airport Open House 2019

    Join us at the Carson Airport for its annual Open House and Fly In. There will be many activities throughout the day. It's a family-fun event, which all will enjoy.

    We'll have a booth to promote STEM education and our Futures in Aerospace program. All are invited to visit the booth to make new connections, talk about careers, and check out all the activity.

    If you RSVP, we'll send periodic reminders and news pertaining to our activities at the Open House.

    Plus, if enough people RSVP, we might consider hosting a career scavenger hunt!


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