Below are the list of events that are upcoming: Please reference our squadron calendar for more information.
Aviation Day - May 13th, 2023
If you want to attend, you MUST email me as soon as possible to get your boarding pass. Seating is limited, so boarding will take place on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please make sure your tray table is in the full upright and locked position before departure and a life preserver can be found under your seat. Is that enough flying references?
When - Saturday, May 13th, roughly 9am to 3pm
Where - Horizon Air's Operations Facility at PDX
Transportation - CAP Van from Squadron HQ
Uniform - Blues if possible, civilian if not
Cost - Free!
The event is a youth outreach program showcasing career opportunities in the world of aviation. This is not an air show, it is a 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, Port of Portland Police and Fire, Boeing Airplane Company, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air Pilots, Flight Attendants, Mechanics and Dispatchers.
Participates 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, Clover Park Technical College and Big Bend Community College will be there to help participants understand different educational opportunities and the career opportunities.
Some other interesting displays include Western Oregon Aviation Museum, Boeing Composites, Alaska Airlines Flight operations and NASA. There will also be 12 more or aircraft on display including a Boeing 737, Embraer E175, Blackhawk and Robinson helicopters, F-15 Eagle and US Airforce C-17 transport.
Activities included building a glider, hands on flight simulator, a chance to sit in the flight deck of all aircraft including a fighter jet, hands on aircraft mechanical demos and tons more!