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Robinson HS Aerospace Academy - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Academy
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To apply if you live out of the Robinson High School area, please see the CHOICE website at: http://www.sdhc.k12.fl.us/doc/list/hillsborough-choice-options/about/95-381 

Earn college credits here...we are now dual-enrollment with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Daytona Beach, FL!  Traditional and IB students may join the Aeronautical Academy!  

Welcome!  I'm Mr. Kaloostian (Mr. K), a retired USAF pilot; I flew tankers and bombers and now fly general aviation Cessna's and anything else when somebody will let me!  This will be my 13th year teaching Aerospace Technology and I thoroughly enjoy everything about it.  Here at the MAA you get a unique chance to learn, build, practice, tour and enjoy various aerospace activities and businesses.  Our relationships with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, MacDill Air Force Base, National Aviation Academy (NAA), various Aerospace Manufacturers and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) open up a world of opportunities to understand the breadth of military and civilian aerospace.

This year, 2017-2018, Aerospace Technology I will remain a little of everything aerospace to set the baseline for the next three years.  Aerospace Technology II will include learning SOLIDWORKS, the industry standard computer-aided-design (CAD) program and Aerospace Technology levels III and IV will again be ERAU courses and those students will become ERAU college students and receive college credits.

There are more opportunities to get into an exciting career in aerospace than you can imagine, and I'm not just suggesting pilot, mechanic or astronaut.  I invite you to come learn how to fly airplanes, operate Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS's or drones), launch rockets and research outer space!  Take advantage of all we have to offer: field trips, free airplane rides through the Experimental Aircraft Association's (EAA) "Young Eagles" flights and lots of other unique opportunities.   

I encourage you to visit this website then come visit us in Room 060 of Robinson High School.  If you enjoy getting your feet off the ground, you'll enjoy our Academy!  Also, checkout Facebook.com/MacDillaero.







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Mr. Jeff Kaloostian, Colonel, USAF (retired)
(813) 272-3006, x271
Career & Technical Education Department Chair
Aerospace Technology Instructor
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Adjunct Professor
FAA Advanced Ground Instructor
Commercial Pilot, Instrument rated
(Single/Multi-Engine, Boeing 707/720)