2018 Aircraft Readiness Workshop


NC Space Grant, in partnership with the Connecticut Space Grant and in collaboration with North Carolina State University and the United States Navy Fleet Readiness Center-East, is hosting it's third bi-annual Aircraft Readiness Workshop (ARW) May 20-25, 2018 at Craven Community College in Havelock, NC.  Students will experience working directly with Department of Defense engineers from the Navy’s Fleet Readiness Center-East Facility and discover the exciting world of supporting military aviation.  Activities include:

  • Hands-on exposure to topics such as Mishap Investigation, Power and Propulsion, Air Frames, and Composite Repairs
  • Interactive squadron/flight line tour of military VTOL aircraft and simulators
  • Exploration of Navy/Marine Corps Aircraft such as, V-22 Osprey, H-53 Heavy Lift Helo, AH-1 Cobra, and AV-8 Harrier Jump Jet
  • RC build and fly competition

May 20-25, 2018
Havelock, North Carolina

The workshop will begin at 5:00 PM on Sunday, May 20, 2018 and will end at 9:00 PM on Friday, May 25, 2018. During the workshop, participants will have scheduled activities from 8:00 AM through 8:00 PM.  A printable flyer with daily schedule (tentative) can be downloaded here.

Registration is $1300 per student and includes:

  • Room (arrival Sunday 5/20; departure Saturday 5/21), all meals and transportation to/from New Bern airport
  • Workshop learning materials
  • Aircraft Readiness Workshop t-shirt

Participants will be responsible for travel expenses to New Bern, NC (Coastal Carolina Regional airport). Workshop related transportation will be provided once in New Bern.

Workshop registration and transportation assistance may be available through your state's Space Grant Consortium. Contact your state's Space Grant office to inquire.

To participate in the workshop, students:

  • Must be age 18 or over
  • Must have completed one year of college (university or community college); Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering/Aviation majors preferred
  • Must be a US Citizen


Applications will be accepted until March 16, 2018. A complete application package includes all required items in the on-line application along with receipt of one references. Only complete application packages will be considered. Preference will be given to Mechanical and Aerospace engineering majors and to students with at least one year of college in any engineering program completed by Spring 2018.

Notification of acceptance will be made via e-mail on or before March 23, 2018.  Accepted students will receive workshop acceptance paperwork that must be completed and returned with the workshop fee (or certification of payment by a third party) by April 13, 2018.

For more information, please contact Jobi Cook (NC Space Grant) or Susan Price (NC State University).



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