Flight Crowd releases ‘UAM Explore’ outreach project to inspire students to pursue career in urban air mobility

Flight Crowd has pub­lished its ‘UAM Explore’ project, which aims to intro­duce urban air mobil­i­ty to school stu­dents and put the emerg­ing indus­try into a real­is­tic con­text.

The resource is tar­get­ing chil­dren aged between 11 and 14 and con­sists of a series of posters depict­ing var­i­ous oper­a­tional sce­nar­ios for Urban Air Mobil­i­ty vehi­cles, such as med­ical trans­port and trav­el­ling over busy con­gest­ed roads. eVTOL air­craft shown in the posters include EHang, Joby Avi­a­tion, Ver­ti­cal Aero­space and Volo­copter.

Addi­tion­al­ly, each poster has a QR code which leads stu­dents to an inter­ac­tive careers quiz that Flight Crowd has designed itself. The quiz enables school­child­ren to explore poten­tial career paths such as engi­neer­ing, infra­struc­ture design, reg­u­la­tions, busi­ness and mar­ket­ing. There are also advice and insights from key indus­try pro­fes­sion­als, with com­ments also com­ing from eVTOL Insights edi­tor Jason Pritchard.

Speak­ing to eVTOL Insights, Mariya Ili­na, Flight Crowd’s Com­mu­ni­ty Out­reach Co-ordi­na­tor, said: “When I was at school, I would love to have had more expo­sure to the large vari­ety of new, excit­ing tech­nol­o­gy and oppor­tu­ni­ties with­in indus­tries. I think that is a pow­er­ful way to keep stu­dents inter­est­ed in STEM as well as oth­er, equal­ly impor­tant, sub­jects, as it puts into per­spec­tive how what they learn at school is applied to help com­mu­ni­ties.’’

“With this in mind, we cre­at­ed ‘UAM — Explore’,  an activ­i­ty intro­duc­ing school stu­dents to Urban Air Mobil­i­ty (UAM). We want­ed to show how UAM will inte­grate with our world, as well as high­light the future career oppor­tu­ni­ties in future flight and STE(A)M.”

“By spark­ing inter­est and excite­ment in stu­dents, ‘UAM — Explore’ allows them to see how ben­e­fi­cial UAM will be for com­mu­ni­ties, improv­ing social accep­tance for the indus­try in the long term. We want to pre­pare bright indi­vid­u­als for the near future with UAM and show that every­one can get involved, regard­less of back­ground or abil­i­ties. There is a lot to explore with­in Urban Air Mobil­i­ty, and Flight Crowd is there to sup­port every­one.”

By click­ing ‘Learn More’ on the quiz results pages, stu­dents will be tak­en to Flight Crowd’s ‘UAM — Explore’ web­page, which will include its blog enti­tled ‘Why Be Pas­sion­ate About UAM?’.

Addi­tion­al­ly, indus­try pro­fes­sion­als can com­plete a sur­vey where their details will be added to Flight Crowd’s grow­ing data­base of inter­views aimed to inspire future gen­er­a­tions.

For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it https://www.flight-crowd.com/

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Jason Pritchard

Jason Pritchard is the Editor of eVTOL Insights. He holds a BA from Leicester's De Montfort University and has worked in Journalism and Public Relations for more than a decade. Outside of work, Jason enjoys playing and watching football and golf. He also has a keen interest in Ancient Egypt.

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