All Kinds of News for May 09, 2018
Expedition Therapy Associates LLC, an adventure based therapeutic gap experience for young adults of all genders, officially announced its newest professional certification: FAA Remote Pilot with SUAS rating.
“Shortly after the FAA announced the introduction of the new pilot certificate in August, 2016 we began integrating the necessary curriculum and practical training into our existing Take Flight: Subscale Aeronautics STEM Experience, and by November, 2016 graduated our first class with high marks,” said Executive Director Aaron Wilson. “Our unique experiential approach has evolved over the years and has been highly successful. We are so pleased to offer this exciting professional certification to our Expedition Students.”
Since 2010 ‘Take Flight’ has served as Expedition Therapy's inquiry into the science and art of aviation. The experience develops over several week-long expeditions, and includes both personal, and team projects. Essential to the approach is the organization’s ‘Expedition Mentality Model’ comprising: risk/resource management, human factors, situational leadership, awareness, communication, and performance evaluation. Expedition students gain practical experience piloting, and technical proficiency operating a number of state of the art, SUAS flight control systems utilizing both fixed wing and rotorcraft to carry a variety of micro avionics, and sensor payloads. Perhaps most significantly, Expedition students experience ‘Take Flight’ as a metaphor for launching into their own adult lives. For individuals struggling with so called "failure to launch" syndrome or related difficulties, Expedition Therapy’s ‘Take Flight: Subscale Aeronautics STEM Experience’ including FAA Remote Pilot Certification with SUAS Rating not only provides Young Adults with professional level certification and training but valuable insight into effectively launching into their adult lives.
About Expedition Therapy Associates
Expedition Therapy Associates LLC, based in Hurricane Utah, is a clinically sophisticated adventure therapy, and gap experience featuring high staff to student ratios and a small group size of no more than 9 students. Founded in 2010, Expedition Therapy nurtures a caring, and supportive therapeutic environment while offering the highest quality outdoor education, valuable professional certifications, and unparalleled adventure travel experiences, across several western states. Expedition Therapy has been featured for its unique and innovative approach to personal growth in publications such as Recovery Magazine and on several cable channels including The Discovery Channel.