Aviators Africa Academy (AAA) founded on the premise of inspiring as well as nurturing next generation of African aviation and aerospace workforce that will fill in the anticipated shortfall in manpower skills based on 2016 forecasts of two leading aircraft manufacturers – Boeing and Airbus.
In furtherance of the above objective, the AAA team held an outreach programme that inspired enthusiastic young minds on career in aviation and aerospace at Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) on the sideline of 2018 Africa Leadership Tourism Forum on Friday 30th August, 2018.
At the event, over 130 aviation students across Ghana aged 16 – 25 were engaged by diverse aviation specialists : pilots, engineers, aviation managers among others.
The highlight of the programme was a practical session where each student was given a task to build an airplane model using cardboard, tape, and scissors. The students produced different amazing model, some built commercial airplane, others designed private jets.
The outreach moderated by Toni Ukachukwu and Jon Howell, both of whom are co-founders of Aviators Africa Academy had Aaron Munetsi, South African Airways Regional General Manager – Africa and Middle East, Osei Appiagyei, Associate at Goldman Sachs and Promoter of Africana Group, Kwame Bekoe, GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) Vice President Sales and Marketing, Emmanuel Frimpong fromYouth Tourism Ambassador, Captain Samuel Thompson, the Chief Operating Officer of Africa World Airways (AWA) and Elizabeth Sasu, founder of GH-Aviation and Aviators Africa Academy Country Director in Ghana.