IKS Buccaneer (Lower Burrell, PA)

Location:  Stewart Elementary School, Burrell School District —2880 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068

Flight Director:  Brian Colgan

Crew Complement:  17

Plan a Visit:  The IKS Buccaneer is based at Stewart Elementary in Burrell School District.  It primarily flies missions for the district’s 4th-5th grade students, but it will welcome visitors from other grades, districts, and groups from the community.  Please stay tuned to our blog for updates.

Launch Date:  January 27, 2015

History:  The IKS Buccaneer is made possible by the generous support of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit.

Recent Happenings at the IKS Buccaneer

IKS Buccaneer Emerges from Drydock with a Major Upgrade

This just in—we’ve Received a communique from the IKS Buccaneer stating that they’ve just emerged from drydock after having undergone an extensive upgrade to its systems.  Let’s take a look at the results! When first approaching the ship, crew members will …

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Mission simulator offers Penn Hills students lessons in teamwork, independence

Over the past few weeks Jamie Martines, a reporter at the Tribune-Review, paid several of our simulators in the Pittsburgh area a visit.  Check out the great article she wrote about us! Fifteen crew members were at their stations aboard …

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December 2016 Community of Practice Meeting

The space between Christmas and New Years provides a rare reprieve from the standard whirlwind of life—which gives us a bit of time to write about our most recent Community of Practice meeting.  Earlier last week, moments before kicking off Winter …

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