The Saint Louis University Aviation Summer Academy is a six-day, five-night residential camp that invites students entering grades 11 and 12 to learn more about different areas of study and career paths in aviation.
For several years GSLBAA Educational Foundation has provided scholarships for high school students to attend. This year GSLBAA has teamed with Spirit of St Louis Airport to give students a first hand look at the a activities and career opportunities at a premier business aviation airport. The airport team lead by John Bales and Dave Schubert gave attendees introductions to airport administration, law enforcement, maintenance repair stations, air traffic control and humanitarian endeavors.
GSLBAA and NBAA provided lunch for the attendees at a member facility where they were also given a first hand look at a corporate flight operation. Monsanto Global Aviation provided their staff and facility to host the lunch, presentations and facility tour. Jim Duenwald, Director of Aviation and his team gave presentations on administration, operations, scheduling and maintenance as well as a tour of the aircraft and facilities.