South Texas
Aviation & Aerospace
Recruitment


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POSITIONED FOR EXCELLENCE

The first flight training at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi on May 5, 1941, gave wings to a continuously growing aviation and aerospace presence in Corpus Christi and the surrounding area. South Texas Aviation and Aerospace Recruitment (STAAR) continues this great legacy by introducing aviation and aerospace companies to the vast resources offered in this region.

With 3,000 square miles in San Patricio, Nueces, and Kleberg Counties (including miles of wide open spaces), the region is uniquely designed to support the aviation, aeronautics, and unmanned aircraft system (drone) industry. These and other assets were positive determining factors in designating the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation as a federally designated center for testing and research.

With billions of dollars of investment already committed, the growth of the area in the next 10 years will be significant. From oil and gas to steel manufacturing to polyethylene production to North America’s longest cable-stayed bridge, the STAAR region understands how to support business and innovation.

LONE STAR UNMANNED
AIRCRAFT CENTER

IDEAL
AIRSPACE

5 GENERAL AVIATION
AIRFIELDS

CORPUS CHRISTI
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

5 STAAR CHECKLIST

MILITARY CONNECTION

  • Naval Air Station Corpus Christi

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot

  • U.S. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi

  • Naval Air Station Kingsville

SKILLED WORKFORCE

  • Highly Rated School Districts

  • Strong Workforce Development Resources

  • Diversity of Skills Training for In-Demand Jobs

QUALITY TRAINING & EDUCATION

  • Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi

  • Texas A&M University – Kingsville

  • Del Mar College

  • Craft Training Center

CLOSE TO AIRPORTS/AIRSPACE

  • Corpus Christi International Airport

  • Five Regional General Aviation Airports

  • Available Airspace/Flight Corridors

CLOSE TO AIRPORTS/AIRSPACE

  • State, County & Local Incentives

  • Foreign Trade Zone

  • Ground & Rail Transportation Options

  • Port of Corpus Christi Deep Water Channel

LONE STAR UNMANNED AIRCRAFT CENTER

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is home to the Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Center. Located in the University’s Innovation Center in Corpus Christi, it is one of only six federally-designated test sites for UAS.
As FAA rules have been clarified, the business applications for UAS has grown and is anticipated to continue to grow rapidly. Key areas include:

  • Public Safety

  • Agriculture and Animal Husbandry

  • Construction

  • Environmental & Pipeline Monitoring

  • Media and Events

  • Delivery Services

TRAINING FOR TOMORROW

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi (TAMUCC)

The university student enrollment currently exceeds 12,000. TAMUCC offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees including engineering, computer science, and geospatial systems engineering.

In addition to the Lone Star UAS and Center of Excellence, TAMUCC is home to other key centers. The Conrad Blutcher Institute develops innovative geospatial science research, and the Harte Research Institute leads world class research for a sustainable Gulf of Mexico.

Texas A&M University Kingsville (TAMUK)

Located in Kingsville, Texas, TAMUK enrolls 8,000 students and offers degrees in engineering, industrial management and technology and Computer Science.

Del Mar College (DMC)

A comprehensive community college with two campuses in Corpus Christi, DMC offers both academic and technical skills training. Associates and Certificate programs include Avionics, Aviation Maintenance Power Plant Applied Technology and Aviation Maintenance.

High School Dual Enrollment/ Skills Training Programs

Area high schools offer a wide range of dual-credit college courses and intensive craft training. The high schools and colleges work closely with local industry to develop and offer courses that coincide with workforce needs. This type of cooperation provides opportunity for additional aerospace instruction as well leading to career opportunities for local high school students.

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