Encouraging Aviation & Aerospace STEM Training
I’m the Base Chief Pilot at Los Angeles International Airport for United Airlines. It is a privilege to meet you via this communication and share some exciting news. United has proudly served Los Angeles for more than a half-century, providing its customers with 150 daily flights from LAX to more than 100 destinations across the globe. With thousands of employees throughout the region, United is committed to the Los Angeles community and building a workplace that will help the airline’s employees deliver excellent service to its global customers.
Our commitment to the local community surrounding LAX goes beyond flying our customers where they want, when they want, but engaging to make a difference – and not just in times of need, but consistently and strategically – and ensuring we do our part to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace, especially in the flight deck and maintenance hangar.
Over the last year, we’ve had the opportunity to work with many community partners as we navigate the challenges of the global pandemic together. They include Los Angeles World Airport Authority (LAWA), Shades of Blue, Barboza Space Center, and Community Build. What began as a conversation has become a three-week, Saturday-only program hosted at Los Angeles International Airport on June 4, 11, and 18 for those between 13 and 21 years of age. Participants will gain insights into aerospace and aviation careers, including an opportunity for attendees over 16 to apply for United’s Aviate Academy flight school, a pipeline to becoming a United pilot.
Students will also have an opportunity to speak with pilots, aircraft mechanics, flight attendants, customer service agents, ramp team members, and aerospace professionals. Some of them happen to be graduates of local high schools and colleges, including Captain Kenneth Kirkpatrick, Arlington High School, military aviator, and United pilot.
I look forward to meeting your student(s) and hope to see you next time you Fly the Friendly Skies.
Capt. Brian Jackson
Base Chief Pilot – LAX
Join us for a three-week, Saturday-only program hosted at the Los Angeles International Airport from 8 am to 2 pm, June 4, 11, and 18. Participants will gain insights into aerospace and aviation careers including an opportunity for attendees over 16 to apply for United’s Aviate Academy flight school which is a pipeline to becoming a United Pilot.
Scan the QR Code with your phone or click the button below to apply.
Event Registration Forms
For security reasons, we recommend these forms be sent back to us via USPS, UPS, or FedEx. Address is on the Apply form.
Bob Barboza, CEO, BSC
(562) 221-1780 – Suprschool@aol.com
Brian Jackson, Chief Pilot, United