Inspiring The Next Generation
The primary objective of The Tsunami Project is to inspire the next generation and introduce them to the world of aviation. Ultimately we want our our youth to pursue careers in science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM).
In order to inspire the next generation and get them excited about these subjects we are offering them a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Our parent organization Flight Expo Inc. partnered with the nationally recognized organization Build A Plane program a couple years ago to to launch a youth community outreach program. The program took kids ages 12-18 years old with little to zero knowledge of aviation and taught them how to build a flying aircraft. Although the program was very informal, the hands-on engagement the students received made a lasting impression. Two of our first year students went on to pursue careers in aviation and the majority of the others are still participating the program.
In the Fall of 2015 students began showing interest in The Tsunami Project, when we asked if they would like to build a few parts for Tsunami they jumped at the opportunity and the rest is history. Since that day the students have been working diligently on Tsunami. From building jigs to forming sheet metal they are learning all aspects of what it takes to build an airplane.
To learn more about Flight Expo’s Build-A-Plane program, and how you can get involved with this project, check it out here.