03-25-2008 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #56


Title
H-6. Eau Gallie High School AFJROTC Cadet Incentive/Orientation Flight Program Provided by F.I.T. Aviation, LLC

Discussion

Headquarters Air Force JROTC has offered to fund a local orientation flight program at JROTC units who have flight support available. We are fortunate to have access to F.I.T. Aviation, LLC located at Melbourne International Airport. All flight instructors are certified by the Federal Aviation Administration and professionally managed by F.I.T.  Cadets will receive one-half hour of flight instruction each. We plan to fly two cadets at a time and fly ten sorties for a total of twenty cadets. Cost per sortie is approximately $150.00 and totally funded by the Air Force. Upon approval, CMSgt. Stephen Hudacek and Lt. Col. Robert Thorp will personally coordinate the orientation flights with F.I.T., funded by the Air Force, and fly with the cadets and instructor. The orientation flights will be flown during a one-month window and managed in a manner that tightly restricts time away from academics.



Recommendation

To approve the recommendation for the Eau Gallie High School AFJROTC incentive flight program for aviation-minded cadets.



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 3/25/2008
Consent after Information4/22/2008

Authority for Action
Procedures and Criteria for Field Trips

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
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Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact

CMSgt. Stephen Hudacek - 242-6400

Lt. Col. Robert Thorp - 242-6400

Thomas A. Sawyer, Principal - 242-6400

Leroy A. Berry, Acting Area II Superintendent - 633-1000 x203