Taking Flight Advancing Hispanic Employment at the FAA
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by Federal Aviation Administration
2M ago
The FAA provides boundless career opportunities within the aviation sector for people of all backgrounds. In this episode, Migdalia Gonzalez, the Hispanic Employment Program Manager in the FAA’s Office of Civil Rights provides insight on the importance of representation and outreach to attract talent from underrepresented communities. Tune in to hear how the FAA's educational outreach initiatives empower students to pursue aviation careers. Plus, be inspired by Migdalia's personal journey and discover how she helps Hispanic students find their own path within the dynamic aerospace industry, i ..read more
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Ready, Set, Drone Racing!
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by Federal Aviation Administration
2M ago
Do you have a need for speed? Then this is the episode for you! Tune in and discover the innovative science behind the Drone Racing League, a high-speed competition that is using first person view flight to create a new era in sports. Chief Operating Officer Ashley Ellefson joins us to share insights about the intricate technology and engineering that propels the drone racing competitions into a futuristic league of their own.  Get to know why millions of people gather worldwide to witness the Drone Racing League’s fast paced events and find out how you can get involved and even become a ..read more
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Aerospace Pathways: Hampton University's ATC Program
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by Federal Aviation Administration
2M ago
In the world of aviation, a diverse crew doesn't just enhance the view; it transforms the entire horizon. Join us on a flight to explore the dynamic world of aviation through the lens of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). In this episode, we connect with two guests from Hampton University, the only HBCU that is an FAA approved Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative School. Dylan Halsey, a Hampton University alumnus, shares his journey to becoming an air traffic controller and tips for people on a similar path. Timothy Johnson, an Assistant Professor for Hampton’s Air Tr ..read more
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Neurodiversity: A Superpower
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by Federal Aviation Administration
2M ago
It’s true that not all superheroes wear capes. In fact, there are some that take flight in the thrilling realm of drones. In our latest podcast episode, we teleport to Neurodiversity Works, a non-profit organization that equips neurodiverse students for a career in the drone industry. Tune in as we embark on a fascinating mission with the co-founder, Jason San Souci.   In the episode, Jason introduces us to a community of superheroes with an incredible superpower – neurodiversity! Neurodiversity refers to the diversity of all people, but it is often used in the context of autism spectrum ..read more
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Gliding the Skies Before She Could Drive
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by Federal Aviation Administration
3M ago
You've heard “crawl before you walk,” but how about “fly before you drive”? Join us in redefining the journey to new heights in our latest podcast episode, “Gliding the Skies Before She Could Drive”. Get to know Ishitha who, at the age of 16, earned her private pilot certificate with a glider rating before she earned her license to drive. Hear her inspiring story, from her start in aviation upon moving to the United States to how she created innovative youth aviation clubs and outreach programs to inspire other young minds in aerospace. Tune in as Ishitha reveals the intricacies of glider fli ..read more
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Neurodiversity: A Superpower
The Air Up There
by Federal Aviation Administration
3M ago
It’s true that not all superheroes wear capes. In fact, there are some that take flight in the thrilling realm of drones. In our latest podcast episode, we teleport to Neurodiversity Works, a non-profit organization that equips neurodiverse students for a career in the drone industry. Tune in as we embark on a fascinating mission with the co-founder, Jason San Souci.   In the episode, Jason introduces us to a community of superheroes with an incredible superpower – neurodiversity! Neurodiversity refers to the diversity of all people, but it is often used in the context of autism spectrum ..read more
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Cosmic Legend: Youngest Woman in Space
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by Federal Aviation Administration
4M ago
Three, two, one, lift off! Season 6 is go for launch! Imagine one day you’re a typical 18-year-old, then you wake up the next day as the youngest woman to venture into the cosmos. That is the reality for Anastatia Mayers, whose curiosity for aerospace led her to an opportunity that was literally out of this world.  So, how did Ana find herself aboard Virgin Galactic's “Galactic 02” commercial spaceflight? We floated this question and more to Ana, and she left no asteroid unturned. If you wonder what weightlessness feels like, how Earth appears from space, or whether Ana managed to perfor ..read more
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Zen Traveler: Tips for Mastering Air Travel Stress
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by Federal Aviation Administration
7M ago
Flying can be an exciting adventure, but for many, it comes with an unwelcome companion – stress. Whether it's a fear of flying or the anxiety of navigating busy airports, managing stress is a very real part of air travel. In our latest podcast episode, "Zen Traveler: Tips for Mastering Air Travel Stress," we spoke with Tampa International Airport’s CJ Johnson, who shares helpful tips for navigating stress at the airport. For example, did you know that many airports offer guided tours in advance of a flight to help familiarize travelers with the airport environment to ease stress on the day of ..read more
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Fly Safe With Lithium Batteries
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by Federal Aviation Administration
7M ago
Watts all this talk about lithium batteries and why are they such a hot topic when it comes to flying? You might be shocked to learn that everyday items you pack in your travel bags contain lithium batteries that can cause cabin fires. Your cell phone, laptop, tablet, and smart watch all have lithium batteries and can be potential fire hazards. On the positive side, you have the power to reduce these risks. Now that we’ve sparked your interest, listen to our latest podcast episode, “Fly Safe With Lithium Batteries” to learn more about these hazards and the steps you can take to protect yoursel ..read more
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It’s Sunny. Why is My Flight Delayed?
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by Federal Aviation Administration
8M ago
Your alarm clock just went off and you’re rushing out the door to catch your flight. You check the weather and the flying conditions are perfect where you are – it’s about to be a great day. Yet, you check your airline reservation and… your flight is delayed? Why? Tune into our latest podcast episode, “It’s Sunny. Why is My Flight Delayed?” to discover why your flight might be delayed at your departure airport even when the weather seems fine. Plus, learn what rights you have as an airline consumer when weather is the cause of your flight delay or cancellation.  USA Today's weather expert ..read more
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