Aviation Day educates, inspires future aviation enthusiasts

Aviation Day educates, inspires future aviation enthusiasts
May 6, 2017
Aviation Day at Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines sought to inspire the next generation of aviation enthusiasts Saturday by hosting the ninth annual Aviation Day.

May 6, 2017
Madelaine VanDerHeyden
KING5.com/news
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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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