I have identified my next article idea for QU Journalism! In the course of writing this next article, I will also be researching for "First Wings!"
We are still here, under quarantine. Nothing has changed and - on top of this news - White House task force officials have announced in press briefings that we are not yet out of the woods and best case scenarios have between 100,000 to 240,000 potential United States deaths in the coming weeks.
When I was writing the last post, if someone had told me that I would be stuck at home, unable to go out and work or go to class when I would write the next post, I would have laughed.
Hey guys! As we go into these uncertain times (Corona virus is slowing making it's way deeper into our lives...) and as QU students are entering spring break, I wanted to talk a little about the bigger idea of designing a dream and sticking to it.
This is an issue I have always had an issue with. Either I have a dream or an idea to do something and it is stuck in my head, but I never mention it to anyone OR I go around talking about it with great enthusiasm. Both results - in the past - have produced zero result to show. I think that it is time that we all work, as a nation and as a culture, to combat this feeling of "stuck."
Hey guys! I have officially given the company a name - Two Sets of Wings.
I am going to call it this, because when you start the process of learning to fly, you typically have two different kinds of lessons. First, you have on-ground lessons, where you learn the basics of flying, how the plane works and the forces that work for/against it. These are essential if you are even hoping to get in the left seat of a plane and get ready to take off!
Hey guys! Post #2 going up here and now. This week, I want to talk to you guys about a business idea that I have for high-school students interested in flying. In my entrepreneur class, we have been talking about how to create and spur a business idea forward. My idea is to design a business plan and propose it to high-schools and local airports. This business plan would essentially be that students could pay a base fee for six months and be a part of weekly on-ground flight classes. And then, once a month, they would have the opportunity to go up with an experienced pilot and fly for an hour. By their third month, they would get to take over the left seat controls in the air, if their teachers feel they are prepared and they have the equivalent of an A standard.
I think this idea would be excellent - especially if targeting the trigger audience of women. Right now, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), 6.3% of commercial pilots are women and 6% are non-commercial. On top of this, in the next decade, over 637 thousand new pilots will be needed in the next 20 years, in order to keep up with demand, according to CNN Money. That is 87 new pilots every day or one every 15 minutes. These statistics, when really evaluated, should be overwhelming. We need to be addressing this and instituting programs where the upcoming generations feel they can afford flight lessons and have the time to take the on-ground preparations.