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Hinds CC JBW Airport hosts annual radio-controlled model jet fly-in
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07 April

Hinds CC JBW Airport hosts annual radio-controlled model jet fly-in

Hinds Community College’s John Bell Williams Airport in Raymond will host the 26th annual Mississippi Afterburner Jet Rally, which is expected to draw more than 85 pilots of radio-controlled model jets, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day April 20-22.web_jetflyin-74

The three-day event, open to the public at $5 per vehicle, will feature pilots from across the nation. Spectators can purchase a variety of food on site, including hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries, chicken plates and soft drinks.

The rally is the college’s major scholarship fund-raiser for the aviation department housed at John Bell Williams Airport. The programs include aviation maintenance technology, aviation technology, commercial flight school and the unmanned aerial systems school. Students can receive a two-year associate degree in any of the programs, allowing them to work in the aviation industry. The four programs enroll approximately 75 students.

The scholarship fund fueled by the rally, hosted at John Bell Williams Airport, generates approximately $5,000 to $7,000 in student scholarships. The funds generated by this event over the last 13 years have allowed for the creation and endowment of a scholarship by the Mississippi Afterburners.

Pilots at the rally will perform maneuvers with their turbine-jet propelled radio-controlled models many of which are museum scale models flying at speeds of up to 200 miles an hour, Montgomery said.

As part of the fly-in, awards will be given for Top Gun, Pilot’s Choice, People’s Choice, Best Military Aircraft pre-1960, Best Military Aircraft post-1960, Best Sport Jet and Best Sport Performance, he said.

The physical address for the airport is at 4100 Airport Road, Bolton, MS 39041. It’s just off Clinton/Raymond Road almost halfway between Clinton and Raymond.

For information see the website at http://mississippijets.com/.

 

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Hinds Community College is celebrating its 100th year of Community Inspired Service in 2017. Hinds opened in September 1917 first as an agricultural high school and admitted college students for the first time in 1922, with the first class graduating in 1927. In 1982 Hinds Junior College and Utica Junior College merged, creating the Hinds Community College District. Today, as Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution with six locations. Hinds offers quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

07 April, 2017 News more
Hinds CC JBW Airport hosts annual radio-controlled model jet fly-in
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07 April

Hinds CC JBW Airport hosts annual radio-controlled model jet fly-in

Hinds Community College’s [tweetable alt=””]John Bell Williams Airport will host the Mississippi Afterburner Jet Rally[/tweetable], which is expected to draw more than 85 pilots of radio-controlled model jets, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day April 21-23.

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The three-day event at the airport in Raymond, open to the public at $5 per vehicle, will feature pilots from across the nation and at least one as far away as Alaska, said event director Vernon Montgomery of Clinton. “It’s a really nice spectator event,” he said.

Spectators can purchase a variety of food on site, including hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries, chicken plates and soft drinks.

The rally is the college’s major scholarship fund-raiser for the aviation department housed at John Bell Williams Airport. The programs include aviation maintenance technology, aviation technology, commercial flight school and the unmanned aerial systems school. Students can receive a two-year associate degree in any of the programs, allowing them to work in the aviation industry. The four programs enroll approximately 75 students.

The scholarship fund fueled by the 13th annual rally, hosted at John Bell Williams Airport, generates approximately $5,000 to $7,000 in student scholarships. The funds generated by this event over the last 12 years have allowed for the creation and endowment of a scholarship by the Mississippi Afterburners.

Pilots at the rally will perform maneuvers with their turbine-jet propelled radio-controlled models many of which are museum scale models flying at speeds of up to 200 miles an hour, Montgomery said.

As part of the fly-in, awards will be given for Top Gun, Pilot’s Choice, People’s Choice, Best Military Aircraft pre-1960, Best Military Aircraft post-1960, Best Sport Jet and Best Sport Performance, he said.

The physical address for the airport is at 4100 Airport Road, Bolton, MS 39041. It’s just off Clinton/Raymond Road almost halfway between Clinton and Raymond.

For more information contact Hiram Haney at John Bell Williams Airport at 601.857.3884 or Vernon Montgomery at 601.955.3826 or visit http://mississippijets.org/afterburner/

As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with more than 170 academic, career and technical programs. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolled nearly 12,000 credit students in fall 2015. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

07 April, 2016 News more
Hinds CC to host college aviators for skills competition
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13 October

Hinds CC to host college aviators for skills competition

Aviators from Hinds hope to soar their way to victory next week as the college hosts a regional tournament for student pilots and instructors.

The National Intercollegiate Flying Association Region IV competition begins two days of events Thursday, Oct. 15 at John Bell Williams Airport on the Raymond Campus by testing pilots’ skills with precision landing, navigation, flight simulations, and other events.

Other institutions competing are Louisiana Tech University, Central Texas College, Texas State Technical College and LeTourneau University. Entrants must hold a private pilot’s license or greater to fly in the competition, said Stanley Whitfield, the college’s district director of Aviation.

Competition starts at 8 a.m. Thursday with a “power off landings” event, where a line is drawn across the runway and pilots must try to land as close as possible to the line. Simulations and preflight inspection events follow from 3-6 p.m.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, pilots compete to drop a package into a barrel placed near the runway. More simulations and inspection events from 3-6 p.m. close out the competition and points pilots earn are tallied. The top two finishers move on to the national competition May 9-14, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio.

Began in 1920, NIFA serves as a forum for collegiate aviators to expand their studies and further their careers with competitive events and other functions. The organization also fosters opportunities to communicate and cooperate with aviation industry leaders.

 

13 October, 2015 News more
Radio-controlled Jet Rally at Hinds CC airport April 23-25
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13 April

Radio-controlled Jet Rally at Hinds CC airport April 23-25

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The Mississippi Afterburner Jet Rally at Hinds Community College’s John Bell Williams Airport in Raymond is April 23-25. As part of the rally, spectators will see radio-controlled turbine powered RC-UAV jets perform dazzling high speed aerobatics at speeds up to 200 mph.

The event is sponsored by the Mississippi Jets Radio Control Club, John Bell Williams Airport and the Hinds Community College Aviation Department.  All proceeds help support student scholarships and department projects.

Concessions will be available for purchase each day. The “Fly-in Special” for Thursday and Friday is smoked chicken, potato salad, slaw, beans, roll, banana pudding and drink for $10. Come out to experience the excitement of the real sounds and sights of jet aerobatics.

For additional information call Michelle Jackson at 601.857.3884 or go to www.mississippijets.com

As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with more than 170 academic, career and technical programs. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolled nearly 12,000 credit students in fall 2013. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

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Hinds CC, MSU announce Precision Agriculture partnership
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08 April

Hinds CC, MSU announce Precision Agriculture partnership

Hinds Community College and Mississippi State University formalize a new 2 Plus 2 partnership in Precision Agriculture at 2 p.m. Thursday April 9 at John Bell Williams Airport near Hinds’ Raymond Campus.

Among those slated to speak are Gov. Phil Bryant, a Hinds graduate, and MSU President Dr. Mark Keenum as well as Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse

John Bell Williams Airport is located three miles north of Raymond off Clinton-Raymond Road in Hinds County.

As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with more than 170 academic, career and technical programs. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolled nearly 12,000 credit students in fall 2014. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

08 April, 2015 News more
Classic cars, planes featured in Oct. 5 showcase at Hinds CC airport
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17 September

Classic cars, planes featured in Oct. 5 showcase at Hinds CC airport

Classic cars and airplanes will be showcased in a new event called “Pistons and Props” on Sunday, Oct. 5 at Hinds Community College’s John Bell Williams Airport outside of Raymond, Miss.

The “drive and fly-in” is being co-sponsored by the JBW Airport, Hinds’ Aviation Department, the Annual Renaissance Euro Fest Classic European Auto and Motorcycle Show and the Experimental Aircraft Association.

The event will be a combined automobile, motorcycle and aircraft show. The European autos of the Renaissance show will be joined by autos from the Mississippi Corvette Club making for a major showing of more than 100 cars, motorcycles and aircraft.

The event is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 5. Food and drink concessions will be sold by Experimental Aircraft Association Local Chapter 276. All proceeds will go to the Mike Dalton Scholarship Fund. These funds will be made available to Hinds Community College Aviation Department students.

For more information, contact Hiram Haney, John Bell Williams  assistant airport manager, 601.857.3884; Stan Whitfield, Hinds Community College Aviation Department director, 601.857.3300; Paul Duff, EAA Local 276, 601.214.3184, N2724G@gmail.com; Mike Marsh, European autos/motorcycles, 601.946.1950, mike_marsh@bellsouth.net; or Tom Gerity, Corvettes, 601.668.0533, TCGerity@comcast.com.

For information about the Hinds programs, see http://www.hindscc.edu/departments/aviation/default.aspx

17 September, 2014 News more
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Radio-controlled Jet Rally at Hinds CC airport Thursday-Saturday

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The whole point of the annual model jet rally at Hinds Community College’s John Bell Williams Airport near Raymond has never been to make money.

Members of the Mississippi Jets R/C Club really just wanted an event at an airport where they could fly their jet radio-controlled model airplanes and have a good time. The money they made off the parking and food sold by Hinds Aviation department students was incidental.

But Dennis Lott, one of the long-time organizers who is now a Hinds instructor, said they figured as long as they were making a little money each year, they might as well put it to good use. The Mississippi Jets R/C Club this year endowed the aviation scholarship with enough money to keep it going annually. The group has been sponsoring a scholarship since 2004 but the endowment of $22,000 guarantees it is given each year.

“This is a significant gift for the Hinds Community College Foundation,” said Betty Carraway, Special Projects/Donor Relations coordinator.

The jet rally is April 24-26 at the John Bell Williams Airport. Concessions will be available for purchase each day. The “Fly-in Special” for Thursday and Friday is smoked chicken, potato salad, slaw, beans, roll, banana pudding and drink for $10.

The event is sponsored by the Mississippi Jets Radio Control Club, John Bell Williams Airport and the Hinds Community College Aviation Department.  All proceeds help support student scholarships and department projects. 

For additional information about the rally, call Michelle Jackson at 601.857.3884 or go to www.mississippijets.com

 

The jet rally began in 1991 at an airport in Winona and moved to John Bell Williams in 2003. The entire Hinds Aviation Department has been supportive of the event since it’s been moved to Hinds, Lott said.

The event attracts 75 or so modelers from all over the United States, Europe and Canada who have about twice that many high-tech aircraft, Lott said.

“We have a lot of fun generating the money for the scholarship. Now it’ll be there long-term, regardless,” Lott said. “It’s such a good cause, and we enjoy the rally so much. We appreciate having the opportunity to fly at the airport. It’s a wonderful facility and all the personnel in the aviation department are so supportive and do a lot of the work to help us set up the event.”

Criteria for the scholarship include:

• Must be a student in the Hinds Community College Aviation Department and maintain full-time status;

• Must be in third semester of the curriculum;

• Must maintain a 3.0 or better cumulative Hinds Community College grade point average;

• Must be free of any disciplinary problems;

• Must be a resident of Mississippi;

• Must have completed at least nine hours of academic courses towards their Career Field Associates of Applied Science Degree, by August of the Fall Semester as the student enters the third semester of the career field program.  

 

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Hinds, Camp Shelby team with Pearl River to offer UAV program
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30 January

Hinds, Camp Shelby team with Pearl River to offer UAV program

 

David Young of Jackson, left, and Brett Wheat of Clinton demonstrated their skills with UAV flying during the signing ceremony.

David Young of Jackson, left, and Brett Wheat of Clinton demonstrated their skills with UAV flying during the signing ceremony.

Hinds Community College and Pearl River Community College in Poplarville are partnering with the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center outside Hattiesburg to offer an Unmanned Aircraft Systems program. Hinds will offer the Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle training while Pearl River, whose district encompasses the Camp Shelby area, will offer the academic classes for service members in the National Guard and Reserve as well as civilians to earn degrees.

Hinds signed the agreement with Camp Shelby on Monday, Jan. 27 in a ceremony at Hinds Community College’s John Bell Williams Airport where the college’s Aviation Department is based.

“What this partnership will do is allow us to expand our aviation program and it will allow military personnel fighting for our country to get college credit in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems program,” said Randy Pearcy, chairman of the Hinds Aviation Department.

“It’s very exciting from Hinds’ standpoint because we’ll be able to use their (Camp Shelby’s) restricted air space to do various training with our students operating platforms, research and development. On the flip side, we’ll be giving academic and technical credit to Guard and Reserve personnel as well as the civilian population.”

He said military personnel will be able to get credit for some work they have already and can take academic work they need through Pearl River Community College. Hinds is providing the UAS training. Pearcy said the program should be up and running no later than fall 2014.

“A degree in this field will be very much sought after in the future,” said Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse. “It is one Mississippi needs and, I’m sure, this country needs.”

Col. Brad Smith, Commander of the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, said with the military withdrawal from locations around the world, Camp Shelby’s deployment mission is coming to a close.

“We are trying to rebrand, if you will, and exploit the capabilities that we have. What Camp Shelby has that is unique is 252 square kilometers of special use air space. That provides an opportunity for Hinds partnering with Pearl River to utilize that air space for research and development and training of pilots and all for the things that we do in the military,” Smith said. “The partnership was perfect. It makes sense. We believe the future for Camp Shelby is Unmanned Aerial Systems as well as cyber security. Those are the things we’re marketing on the civilian side of Camp Shelby.”

Dr. Scott Alsobrooks, vice president for Economic and Community Development at Pearl River, said the partnership is an example of the excellent working relationship the state’s community colleges have. “We have a solid system, a sound system, of community colleges in Mississippi that are willing to work together and get the most out of Mississippi’s tax dollar that are going into our community.”

Dennis Lott, the program’s instructor, said the program will “empower the youth of our country and this state that we live in to go into this brave new frontier.”

“We are in the process of building out the next golden era of aviation. This is the new era of aviation. It doesn’t mean we’re going to stop flying manned aircraft but the majority of our aircraft, in the future, will be unmanned,” Lott said.

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Posted by on 09 September

Classic cars, planes featured in Oct. 6 showcase

RAYMOND – Classic cars and airplanes will be showcased in a new event called “Pistons and Props” on Sunday, Oct. 6 at Hinds Community College’s John Bell Williams Airport outside Raymond.

The “drive and fly-in” is being co-sponsored by the airport, Hinds’ Aviation Department, the annual Renaissance Euro Fest Classic European Auto and Motorcycle Show and the Experiential Aircraft Association.

The event will be a combined automobile, motorcycle and aircraft show. The European autos of the Renaissance show will be joined by autos from the Mississippi Corvette Club making for a major showing of more than 100 cars, motorcycles and aircraft.

The event is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 6. Food and drink concessions including ribeye steak sandwiches, hamburgers and hot dogs will be sold by Hinds Community College Aviation Technology students for the benefit of their activities.

For more information, contact Michelle Jackson, John Bell Williams Airport manager, 601.857.3884; Marion Eifling, Hinds Community College aviation maintenance technology instructor, 601.857.3822; Mike Dalton, aircraft, 601.605.5580, mike.dalton@regions.com; or Mike Marsh, cars, 601.946.1950 or mike_marsh@bellsouth.net.

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