Suitable For: Students in Transition Year (TY)
When: November 2023 & February 2024 – exact dates on application form.
How to Apply: Please fill out the application form below and post it directly to us once complete. Shannon Aviation Museum, Link Road, Shannon, Co. Clare.
Entry Deadline: Saturday 23rd September. Parents/Guardians of students who receive places will be notified on Monday 25th September.
Fees: This course is kindly sponsored by AerCap. An admin & transport fee of €50 is payable to Shannon Aviation Museum.
Transport & What to Bring: Students must arrange transport to and from Shannon Aviation Museum and bring a good packed lunch and snacks everyday. Accommodation is not provided.
Top Tips: There are only 16 places, so places are limited! Please ensure you (the student) fill out the form yourself, by hand, and give us some great reasons why you should be selected for this amazing week of Aviation Discovery!
Aviation Academy is designed to attract teenagers who have a keen interest in an aviation career and gives them a real insight into the range of careers available.
Students will have the opportunity to learn about the physics of flight and some of the engineering that makes it possible!
During the week, students get to meet real role models working as pilots, engineers and air traffic controllers. They will also learn about the Aircraft Leasing sector and the history of its beginnings right here in Shannon. There’s a vast range of careers in this area, AerCap, kind sponsors for the week, will be there to talk about their diverse roles.
The week also includes a behind the scenes tour of an aircraft engine repair facility, a maintenance training centre and a tour of a live aircraft maintenance hangar, it’s a real eye opener for future engineers!
Plus, everyone gets a chance to fly the B737NG flight simulator with an airline pilot, a real highlight of the week!
If you are in Transition Year, have a passion for aviation looking for Aviation work experience, complete the application and tell us why you want to attend!