Around The World Flight
It is often stated that the aviation community needs to spark interest in aviation. Simply stated, this is true. Captain Judy Rice’s Around the World Flight engaged over 20,000 students in the United States and other nations.
The Around the World Flight occurred in 2015 and used the Cessna Citation Mustang CE-510 pictured above. Special appreciation is due to to Ardwin Freight for their generous donation of Think Global Flight’s Around the World airplane, all of our Volunteers, and of course our Sponsors.
The students’ Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) and career awareness was developed through numerous events. These students were exposed to real-time cultures by joining Captain Judy in her travels through social media, the web site blog, or LIVE broadcasts. Students participated in the Winds Aloft Contest. This student-led program empowered and excited all the participating students in their learning through researching, analyzing, and forecasting winds aloft and flight parameters from one of Think Global Flight’s routes of their choosing. Students interacted with Rice throughout her flight, comparing their predictions with actual winds aloft and much more.
Class of Aircraft: Light Jet
Type:: Mustang CE510
Route: Eastbound – North Atlantic Ocean
Point of departure and return: KBUR
Date of departure: June 13, 2015
Date of return: August 15, 2015
Duration, flight hours: 70
Distance flown: 22,536
Refueling stops: 12