September has been proclaimed Aviation Appreciation Month by our Governor. This month is an opportunity for aircraft owners, pilots, aviation enthusiasts and others to share an appreciation for the freedom of flight, the camaraderie of the aviation community, as well as the past and future of aviation in Connecticut.
Aviation is extremely important in the State of Connecticut, as we have 11 state and municipal airports serving millions of people annually. This includes Bradley International Airport, the 2nd largest airport in New England and home to the New England Air Museum. Aviation is inextricably linked to economic development in the State of Connecticut and we support the many workers employed here.
I also want to draw your attention to two very popular Aviation Schools right here in Connecticut. The Stratford School for Aviation Technicians and the Aero Technical School in Hartford. Both have a twenty-month (2400 hours) aviation maintenance curriculum that provides training enabling students to develop operative skills that meet the license requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration. Graduates from these programs are greatly sought after and are in short supply . Enrollment periods are September, March and December, in that order.
Please call or email the schools to find out which enrollment period they are currently in.
Aero Technical School, Hartford
School for Aviation Technicians, Stratford
Telephone: (203) 381-9250
We celebrate aviation and the many ways in which it enriches our lives.
Please feel free to visit the aviation exhibits at the New England Air Museum ...
And at these other museums around the state:
I am proud to serve as part of our aviation caucus.