Rising Aviation High School
In The Media

July 25, 2023

Airlines Struggle to Recruit New Hires Amid Travel Surges

Training the next generation of aviation professionals, Rising Aviation was featured in the following CBS News story. You can see us at the 2:55 mark!

With a record-setting summer for travel at the nation’s airports, an employee shortage threatens delays and cancellations. In this special joint investigation, CBS News’ senior transportation correspondent Kris Van Cleave teamed up with CBS Stations’ national investigative correspondent Stephen Stock to look at what’s being done to solve the staffing shortage – including taking a look at the tremendous opportunities available to high school-aged teens at Rising Aviation.

July 6, 2023

Rising Aviation High School at the Heart of Addison Airport Receives Plano Mom Seal of Approval

Rising Aviation High School, located near Addison Airport in Plano, Texas, has proudly received the esteemed Plano Mom seal of approval. With its specialized curriculum in aviation and aerospace sciences, the school offers students unique opportunities to learn in a dynamic environment. The recognition signifies Rising Aviation High School’s commitment to academic excellence and its ability to provide a supportive and enriching atmosphere where students can thrive. Parents in the Plano community can trust in the quality education and future career prospects their children will receive at Rising Aviation High School, further solidifying its reputation as a premier institution in the area.


June 28, 2023

Addison Mayor Bruce Arfsten Visits RAHS Summer Camp

Mayor Arfsten, along with airport officials, visited Rising Aviation High School’s summer camp program, which is gaining national press coverage for its aviation-focused curriculum. The visit aimed to engage with students and faculty, highlighting the importance of their aviation aspirations and their potential positive impact on the town and industry. To learn more about Rising Aviation’s efforts in educating the next generation of aviation enthusiasts, visit their website.

 May 1, 2023

Thrust Flight Announces Partnership with RAHS 

Our Airport neighbor, Thrust Flight has partnered with Rising Aviation High School to provide flight training to students starting in their junior year. This collaboration will integrate flight training into the school’s curriculum, better equipping students for future success in the aviation industry. Upon graduation, students will be eligible to enroll in Thrust Flight’s Zero Time to Airline program. More information to come!

September 8, 2022

Texas high school turns into flight school, focuses on aviation careers

FOX Business’ Connell McShane reports from Rising Aviation High School in Addison, Texas, where students aim to ‘inspire’ their peers to become pilots.

June 23, 2022

Texas high school’s flight lessons may help solve pilot shortage

Raising the next generation of pilots. Several airlines are struggling with staffing shortages, which could make flights this summer more expensive. Rising Aviation High School in Addison, Texas, could help with the pilot shortage.

June 22, 2022

Galaxy FBO hosts Rising Aviation Summer Camp at Addison Airport

On Wednesday, June 22nd – Galaxy FBO team hosted the summer camp at our temporary hangar at the Addison Airport, to educate the students on Fixed Base Operations, from ground support line services to customer support. Students enjoyed checking out…

Rising Aviation Celebrates New School

The Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially welcome Rising Aviation High School to the Addison community. Mayor Joe Chow and Mayor Pro Tempore Guillermo Quintanilla helped welcome the school to Addison. They were joined by Airport Director Joel Jenkinson, Economic Development & Tourism Director Orlando Campos, Economic Development Manager Wilson Kerr, and Tourism Manager Alisha Holmberg.

Located on the west side of the Addison Airport, Rising Aviation educates high school students who have career aspirations in aviation, wish to expand their aviation industry skill set, or simply want a challenging educational experience in a safe and secure private school setting. The school utilizes 20+ years of alternative educational expertise and has created a unique blended learning model that they call STEAM – Science Technology Engineering Aviation Math.

April 21, 2022

New North Texas high school focuses on aviation and aerospace training

There’s a new high school in North Texas teaching the next generation of aviation and aerospace professionals. It’s called Rising Aviation in Addison. It’s our area’s only aviation and aerospace-centric high school.

April 21, 2022

First-ever North Texas aviation school holds grand opening at Addison Airport

The first aviation and aerospace school in North Texas celebrated its grand opening at Addison Airport. One goal of Rising Aviation High School is to get more students interested in high-demand aviation careers.

June 15, 2022

New School in North Texas Could Be Key to Solving Staffing Issues in Aviation Industry

Rising Aviation High School in Addison is literally a high school for students who want to fly straight into a career in the aviation industry.

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