Welcome to ORBAA
Welcome to the Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association (ORBAA). ORBAA promotes Business Aviation in the Ohio area and is loosely affiliated with the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA).
ORBAA meetings bring a wealth of information to attendees interested in supporting Business Aviation. Please come to one of our meetings. All are invited!
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Youngest person to circumnavigate the globe in a single-engine airplane inspires next generation of aviators through STEM
In 2018 the Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association (ORBAA) approached a number of partners and sponsors in an effort to re-imagine career exploration for the youth of Central Ohio. This effort was in direct response to the growing need for a skilled workforce and the dismally low percentage of women in the fields associated with aviation (piloting, air traffic control, manufacturing, and mechanical support). Although 10.3 million Americans work in these fields and it is one of the fastest growing industries in Ohio only 3% are women, while 51% of Ohio workforce are female. This presents the challenges of getting young girls interested in aviation fields and training them to be ready to enter this workforce.
This led to a two-day action filled event. The first day was hosted at PAST Foundation and the second day was hosted at the OSU Airport; both days filled with aviation and STEM activities and education.