Aviation Day educates, inspires future aviation enthusiasts
May 6, 2017
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Alaska Airlines sought to inspire the next generation of aviation enthusiasts Saturday by hosting the ninth annual Aviation Day. The free, all-day conference was held at Sea-Tac airport, where attendees were able to tour Alaska jets, visit the cockpit of a Boeing 737, and simulate flying a 737, inside of airline hangars and out on the tarmac. Throughout the day, professionals discussed careers in aviation with 1,200 young visitors, explaining what it's like to be a pilot, engineer, mechanic, flight attendant, and dispatchers.
While children may be exposed to these positions just from the experience of flying commercially, getting to see how things work behind-the-scenes was a great way to educate, inform, and inspire. Higher education establishments were also present to discuss with attendees how they can help them achieve their aviation career goals.
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