Aviation Law dives into end-of-semester project

Senior and student of Aviation Law, Michael Alden shares his ideas with fellow RAHS students, and seeks feedback to help with his project.
Photo By: Zak Sleeth

Troy Hoehne’s Aviation Law class consists of students interested in learning about what happens behind the scenes of all things aviation, specifically regarding to the laws and regulations surrounding the industry. The class is now in the process of working on a large project, where students must come up with compelling reasons to continue service at small, local airports. They must research the services and opportunities the local airports and the surrounding community offer, and the impact losing commercial aviation would have if it were lost. When all research is gathered, students will draft, edit, and revise a formal presentation to a simulated council of airline officials.

Sophomore Arianna Montoya is a student of Aviation Law has helped deepen her understanding of the aviation industry, including learning aboutions [FAR] book which is a book of regulations in aviation,” said Montoya. “More recently, our work has been preparing [us] for our upcoming semester project.”t the many laws and regulations in place for the aviation industry. Students will put all of this knowledge to good use in the upcoming project.

“In Aviation Law we have been mostly learning things in the Federal Aviation Regula

Sophomore Carson Klein believes that projects working with real world issues are very beneficial to learning and using in the future.

“I would say that the most important part is [that] it requires us to consider real world issues, said Klein. “Each group was given a real airport for the project, and that fact alone makes it closer to a more real-world scenario.”

The Aviation Law class is now diving into the end-of-semester project, which will use all of the knowledge that they have obtained throughout the semester to complete their project. Sophomore Alex Lam hopes to use his experience from this project to do better in the Environmental Challenge Project.

“I feel like this project will help introduce me to some of the issues I will have to address during the Environmental Challenge Project,” said Lam. “I think it is giving us Aviation Law kids a good background on doing a project like this before jumping straight into the Environmental Challenge Project.

The notorious Environmental Challenge Project has begun for all RAHS sophomores. Working on a large scale project and presenting it to professionals in the industry gives students in Aviation Law beneficial additional experience for the Environmental Challenge Project.

“This project seems very interesting and student/self led so I am excited to figure out a solution on my own and with my group,” said Montoya. “Since I am a sophomore and will also be doing the ECP I feel like this project will be very helpful to put things in perspective on how we can fix problems at the SeaTac airport as well.”

The principles and issues that the students will be introduced to while working on this airport project is fairly similar to the Environmental Challenge Project, which also has to do with coming up with resolutions to airport problems. This could help the sophomores by introducing them to a similar project prior to the ECP. Also they could utilize the information and knowledge that they gain from this project and use it in the ECP.

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