Congratulations to Polytechnic alumni Duncan Mulgrew and Trevor Redpath, two founders of the startup Uniform Sierra Aerospace. Their drone company was awarded $100,000 by Purdue Innovate's Startup Foundry.
Purdue Polytechnic’s alumni board has undergone a great deal of change lately, spinning up activities alongside a host of new members.
Purdue-based aviation crew “Boiler Up, Hangar Down” scored a top ten spot in the annual Air Race Classic, out of a competition class of 43 teams. Pilots Alex Small and Morgan Mallow competed successfully against nearly 100 other pilots from all walks of life and careers.
More and more high schoolers are looking to become productive, tech-savvy workers in a fast time frame. Events like the Purdue Polytechnic Indianapolis-sponsored Aviation Community Day can help get these students onto that fast-track, much to the aviation industry's benefit.
The 2023 edition of Purdue Aviation Day will feature presentations by a Navy test pilot and United Airlines captain, both of whom are Purdue alums, plus a demonstration by the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights, a world-renowned team of skilled parachuters. Commercial and military aircraft will also be on display. The free, family-friendly event takes place Saturday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Purdue University Airport.
Purdue Aviation Day will be held April 9, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Purdue University Airport. The event, which is free and open to the public, offers families the opportunity to explore aircraft from different eras, hear guest speakers and view exhibits from the aviation industry. No tickets or registration are required.
General aviation pilots will be welcome to fly their aircraft to the event and attend a “fly-in breakfast” from 9 to 11 a.m. Pilots flying in are asked to register in advance; see the link in the article.
The annual aviation celebration is planned and executed exclusively by student leaders within the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology in Purdue’s Polytechnic Institute.
United Airlines and Purdue University announced a new partnership between Aviate, United’s career development program for pilots, and the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology in Purdue University’s Polytechnic Institute. The partnership will provide a direct pathway for students majoring in professional flight from their studies to flight decks in United’s fleet.
The third Girls in Aviation Day will be held at the Purdue University Airport on Saturday, October 13. The annual event provides girls in third through eighth grades an opportunity to explore Purdue aircraft and participate in aviation-related activities.
Purdue University will host the Federal Aviation Administration’s newest Center of Excellence focused on General Aviation. Purdue is one of three core universities leading the center. The other two institutions are The Ohio State University and Georgia Institute of Technology.