USA Jet to give students a behind-the-scenes tour of Willow Run Airfield as well as provide first-hand information about aviation career opportunities
Belleville, MI – (August 18, 2022) – Ascent, a leading global logistics company, and its charter airline, USA JET, are joining Eastern Michigan University, STEM Flights and Crosswinds Aviation to provide 15 local Detroit metro students with an inside look at careers in aviation. The event is held today and features behind-the-scenes tours at Willow Run Airfield, including Packard Hangar and the air tower, a flight experience with a STEM Flights Pilot Mentor and individual presentations from various Ascent and USA Jet employees to help provide insight into aviation careers.
“We are honored to be sponsoring this meaningful event and are thrilled our partners at Eastern Michigan University, STEM Flights and Crosswinds Aviation invited us to join,” stated Chris Jamroz, Executive Chairman of the Board and CEO of Ascent. “It is so important to help our aviation professionals of tomorrow understand what career opportunities are open to them. It not only helps inform education decisions but can introduce young people to a whole new facet of the industry. We are thrilled to be able to host these bright students and hope they are inspired to pursue a career in aviation.”
Students will hear from current aviation professionals about engine repair, flight following, lift optimization, piloting, mechanics and more.
“We are grateful to have this opportunity to share our passion for this industry with these students,” added John Heaney, President of USA Jet. “I’m thrilled at how our team has come together to put this educational and inspirational part of the program together, and I can’t wait to see how the students respond. There’s no better way to learn about a career path than by walking through it with people who have paved the way.”
At Ascent, we solve supply chain and logistics challenges for thousands of customers worldwide. Ascent is a recognized supplier of the year for multiple Fortune 500 companies and a partner to thousands of small and medium-sized businesses. Ranked among the Top 100 Global 3PLs by Inbound Logistics as well as the Top 40 3PLs and Top 20 Freight Brokerages in North America by Transport Topics, Ascent’s #1 market share in the North American ground and air expedite market has provided it the foundation to become the preferred logistics provider to a marquee portfolio of the world’s largest and most sophisticated corporations. Ascent’s offerings include truckload, less-than-truckload, global forwarding, air charter, specialized, brokerage, managed transportation and expedite solutions. The company moves over 250,000 shipments annually through its competitive PEAK freight marketplace. For more information about the company, please visit Ascent’s website: www.ascentlogistics.com.