The Nighthawk Honor Guard is an organization within Detachment 490 comprised of the Drill Team and Color Guard. The Drill Team gives cadets the opportunity to perform precision drills and rifle drill at functions including the annual RPI Drill Meet. The Color Guard gives cadets the opportunity to present the colors at universities, the Cadet Training Wing, and national sporting events in the NY-NJ metropolitan area. Today, the Nighthawk Honor Guard continues to train new and motivated cadets every semester, continuing the well-known tradition of excellence at Detachment 490. Cadets also help to recruit the next generation of cadets at many different events throughout the school year, giving first-hand knowledge about the program to interested students.
Aviation Technology Flight Simulator Laboratory
The Aviation Technology Flight Simulator Laboratory is a centrally located 1000sq/ft facility.The laboratory, with a total cost of over $600k, boast four flight simulators, two drone simulators, several pieces of amateur radio equipment, and an impressive drone flight area. Staring in the Fall 23 term, the lab is operational and available for the tri-state regional recruiting efforts, to include, but not limited to NJIT aviation & amateur radio club activities, US Coast Guard Axillary, AFROTC Det 490 cadets, and various regional organizations (CAP, JROTC, etc.).
The creation of the lab is a further testament to NJIT's commitment to developing tomorrow's leaders and would not be possible without the continued support of NJIT's President and select leadership within the Martin Tuchman School of Management and the College of Science and Liberal Arts.
Please contact the aviation club student leadership or our detachment if you are interested in experiencing the wonders of flight and all this facility has to offer.