There are young flyers who will go to great lengths to find an aviation school. Finding a school can take a lot of time searching and mean moving to a new school district. Luckily, anyone can browse flight schools at flightschoollist.com to search and compare aviation schools from around the world, there are a variety of options to choose from.
Resourceful young adults may also like Sterling Aviation High School in Houston, TX – which recently opened a 7,100 square-foot two-story hangar. The hangar is made for classroom and hands-on instruction to go along with the school’s aviation curriculum. According to Superintendent Justin Fuentes there aren’t many high schools that offer the same training as Sterling Aviation School, or at least to the extent that they offer it.
“We are one of the few schools, if any, that do the actual pilot certifications. Two years ago we had a graduate who was accepted into the Naval Academy. We do have a Naval Junior ROTC program here,” noted Fuentes. Sterling’s Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) Detachment was first established on-campus in May 1970. Graduating NJROTC Cadets incur no military service obligation, however many have chosen to serve in every branch of the United States Armed Forces.
The new hangar services two airplanes, one plane is used for flying instruction and another is for students to learn the mechanical and maintenance related aspects of the airplane. The door is also strategically built larger than needed in case larger aircraft are added in the future. The hangar door is a 49’6” x 20’2” bifold door. The door operates on a 460v 3-phase system with a top drive motor and 13 black lift straps. The 12 windows also provide a clean looking door and allow in an ample amount of natural light.