California Aeronautical University has teamed up with air show performer Vicky Benzing to prepare the next generation of aviation professionals. Through their outreach efforts at air shows and events around the country, CAU and Benzing hope to show the younger generation how realistic and fulfilling a career in aviation can be, including careers as professional pilots, dispatchers and more.
An accomplished pilot, skydiver, aerobatic perform and air racer, Vicky Benzing is a strong advocate of aviation and higher education. “Learning to fly absolutely changed my life,” Benzing says. “It’s such a confidence builder for young people. There are so many different facets and career opportunities in the aviation world that the opportunities are almost unlimited, especially in today’s world.”
Benzing is performing at air shows around the nation in her Boeing Stearman and Extra 300 aircraft. Check out her event schedule to see her at an air show near you. CAU’s Mobile Filght Experience team will also appear with Benzing at select air shows, which offers flight simulators that allow air show guests the abillity to take flight in a realistic setting.
For more information, visit www.vickybenzing.com.