August 12, 2016
DJI Stories profiles TAM
TAM is continuously being featured in news and magazine articles. Flying Magazine and MEL online magazine produced articles about the success of our students. Isaiah Cooper’s record setting flight was and is being covered by news stations nationwide.
Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum, or TAM for short, is building replacements for an aging workforce in high demand STEM fields such as aviation and aeronautics. The expansion of our museum, with help from American Airlines, will allow us to reach thousands of kids. A multitude of school districts nationwide will be able to bring an exciting and engaging approach to STEM programs. This is the ultimate path for the success of these kids, from infant to engineer, cradle to career.
The aviation industry is reaching what some call “The Perfect Storm.” This refers to the projected retirement of over 1 million aviation professionals in the next 10 years according to the Department of Employment and Economic Development. The result, an overwhelming demand for young aviators. Although TAM has been producing experienced pilots, mechanics, and engineers currently taking their industries by storm, our impact is relatively small.
Currently our influence is limited to instruction after school and on the weekends. Expanding the museum to include classrooms and STEM lab space allows students to utilize TAM’s inspiring mindset during the school day. A custom built TAM curriculum is being sold to school districts for use in programs to create replacements for retiring aviation professionals. By switching to the Academy model, TAM will develop even more aviators, engineers, and mechanics to populate highly sought after positions. This expansion is the solution to “The Perfect Storm” predicted to plague aviation companies in the near future.
We have developed a tiered plan to improve and expand our programs. This Sponsorship Deck shows the goals for our expansion.