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GAMA Announces Second-Place Prize for 2018 Aviation Design Challenge

GAMA NEWS 18-18 For Immediate Release: Mar 28, 2018




GAMA Director of Communications:
Sarah McCann

Released: March/28/2018

General Aviation
Manufacturers Association
Headquarters: (+1) 202-393-1500
European Office: (+32) 2 550-3900

GAMA Announces Second-Place Prize for 2018 Aviation Design Challenge

Washington, DC – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today announced the addition of a prize for the high school team that places second in the 2018 GAMA Aviation Design Challenge, GAMA’s annual competition to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills through aviation education in U.S. high schools.

The second-place team will receive a two-day STEM Lab hosted at its high school campus, courtesy of Redbird Flight Simulations. Redbird will provide six Jay Velocity simulators, along with an instructor and lessons incorporating flight missions. Students will have a hands-on experience flying the simulators while learning aviation-themed STEM subjects.

“We can’t thank Redbird enough for its generous support of the Aviation Design Challenge,” said GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce. “It’s inspiring to see the dedication of our member companies, who continuously offer their resources to make sure young people experience the wonder of aviation, and ensure our industry has a strong future.”

Each day of the camp will consist of five, one-hour classes with 12-to-18 student slots, allowing students beyond those that participated in the Aviation Design Challenge to experience the STEM Lab. Classes will range from aerodynamics, to weather and aeronautical decision-making, to navigation.

“We’re excited to help GAMA share aviation with the next generation,” said Redbird President and Chief Operating Officer Charlie Gregoire. “Aviation is an ideal platform to introduce STEM concepts and simulation is a great way to give students a hands-on experience of the ideas they’ve been studying.”

Learn more about the Aviation Design Challenge, and opportunities for internships and careers with GAMA member companies, at

For additional information, please contact Sarah McCann, GAMA Director of Communications, at +1 (202) 393-1500 or

GAMA is an international trade association representing over 100 of the world’s leading manufacturers of general aviation airplanes and rotorcraft, engines, avionics, components and related services. GAMA’s members also operate repair stations, fixed based operations, pilot and maintenance training facilities and manage fleets of aircraft. For more information, visit GAMA’s website at

Communications Director:
Andre Castro:
General Aviation Manufacturers Association
Headquarters: (+1) 202-393-1500
European Office: (+32) 2 550-3900

GAMA exists to foster and advance the general welfare, safety, interests, and activities of the global business and general aviation industry. This includes promoting a better understanding of general aviation manufacturing, maintenance, repair, and overhaul and the important role these industry segments play in economic growth and opportunity, and in serving the critical transportation needs of communities, companies, and individuals worldwide.