Alaska Airlines Aviation Day

May 18, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate Aviation Day at PDX with our friends at Alaska Airlines! (Attendees must be at least 12 years old, and pre-registered for this event. See registration details below)

Alaska Airlines Aviation Day is an event showcasing career opportunities in the world of aviation. This is not an airshow, it is a STEM-based aviation career fair. 

Attendees will have a chance to interact aviation professionals including FAA Air Traffic Control, the TSA, Oregon Air National Guard, US Air Force, Marines, Navy and Army Air Force Reserves, Port of Portland Police and Fire, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air Pilots, Flight Attendants, Mechanics and Dispatchers.   

Participants will also have an opportunity to get information from several aviation colleges and trade schools. Representatives from Portland Community College, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Hillsboro Aviation and Big Bend Community College will be there to help participants understand different career paths.

Some other interesting displays include NASA Robotics, Western Oregon Aviation Museum, Pearson Field Education Center, Boeing and Cascadia Technical Academy. There will also be 25 more or aircraft on display including a Boeing 737, Boeing ScanEagle UAV, Bombardier Q400, Embraer E175, Oregon Air National Guard helicopter and F-15 Eagle fighter jet.

Pre-registration is REQUIRED. There is no charge to attend, but pre-registration is required. Attendees must be at least 12 years old. Links to register for this event are located on Alaska Airlines' event page HERE. (Note: This is not a Museum event)

Location: The activities and lectures for the day will be at the Horizon Airlines Flight Operations Center located at Portland International Airport (PDX):
8070 NE Airtrans Way, Portland, OR 97218 

Activities will include:

  • Learn to do an airplane preflight with the pilots that fly them
  • Tour several Military Aircraft
  • Build a glider with a with with a volunteer from Pearson Field Education Center
  • Test your mechanical skills with Horizon Airlines mechanics
  • See how a local high school built an airplane with the students of Airway Science for Kids
  • Rub shoulders with the men and women US Air Force, US Army, US Coast Guard, Oregon Air National Guard
  • Go on a B737 or Q400 cockpit tour with an Alaska and Horizon Airlines pilot
  • Check out a real F-15 and talk to the pilots that fly them!
  • Learn about the composites used on the NEW Boeing 787
  • Meet FAA air traffic controllers, Port of Portland Police and Firefighters
  • Experience an mock aircraft evacuation with the professional flight attendants of Horizon Air
  • Chat representatives from Boeing of Portland, learn career opportunities from real Boeing employees
  • Learn the ins and outs of UAV aviation and check out a real drone command center

Aviation and Aerospace Education Opportunities from:

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Big Bend Community College, Department of Aviation
  • Hillsboro Aviation
  • Jerry Trimble Helicopters
  • Aero Maintenance Flight Center

Also featuring informational booths from:

  • Alaska Airlines
  • Horizon Airlines
  • Boeing
  • The Federal Aviation Administration
  • Air Line Pilots Association
  • National Association of Rocketry
  • Airway Science for Kids
  • United States Armed Services
  • Insitu
  • and MORE!

Celebrate Aviation Day at PDX with our friends at Alaska Airlines! (Attendees must be at least 12 years old, and pre-registered for this event. See registration details below)

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