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IMPACTING KENTUCKY'S YOUTH INSIDE AND OUT OF THE COCKPIT
Kentucky is home to a thriving aviation community, with numerous connections to the Aerospace and Aviation industry.
For many years, Kentucky has held the standard for aviation-based STEM high school education, with 38 schools involved in changing the way young minds view aviation and aerospace.
Kentucky’s Aerospace & Aviation cluster accounts for over 17,500 jobs and around $1 billion in earnings.
With more than $10.85 billion in goods exported internationally, Kentucky ranks second nationally in aerospace-related exports.
Kentucky is home to more than 630 businesses in the Aerospace & Aviation cluster, with 1,500 more companies related in some way with more than 150 unique industry classifications.
Kentucky aerospace & aviation employment by age
Kentucky Aerospace & Aviation Employment by Gender & Ethnicity
Kentucky Aerospace & Aviation Employment Education Requirements
*Information from the 2017 Kentucky Aerospace & Aviation Industry Study
At A Glance:
At first glance, there are numerous telling indicators of the current state of Kentucky’s aviation industry:
- The current industry workforce is aging, and there is a disproportionately small developing workforce in order to replace it.
- Much can be said about the lack of inclusivity and diversity within Kentucky’s aviation industry in regard to gender and ethnicity.
- Barriers to Kentucky’s aviation industry are generally moderate.
DREAMFLIGHT CHARITIES seeks to create an empowering experience that will impact the lives of Kentucky’s youth through a shared passion for all things aviation-related.
— Remove Barriers
We strive to remove financial and circumstantial barriers to aviation in order promote a more inclusive and diverse community and workforce.
Our aim is to support local schools and advocate for aviation in the state as we enable and inspire the next generation of aviators and industry workers.