Frequently Asked Questions
Yes - The event day is quite demanding, and the material is aimed at career orientation, we are requiring Scouts be at least 12 years old or more to attend.
If you are a Boy Scout the maximum age is 18, if you are a Venturer the maximum age is 18. A Venturer cannot earn merit badges after their 18th birthday. We are encouraging Scouts who are interested in learning about careers in aviation to attend. The workbook and activities are set up for high school aged Scouts.
No. You will find these required forms in the Forms & Requirements section at the bottom of this page.
The requirements covered and a copy of the workbook can be found in Forms & Requirements section.
Yes. Parents and unit leaders may attend the event and will be expected to accompany their Scouts throughout the event. Adults need to register for the event, however there is no registration fee required for adults
Will the Scout be 12 years old by the event Day of May 19th, 2017.
Primary Phone (Emergency Contact information will be on the Permission Slip)
For Scouts: During the on- line Registration process, when the 175 Scout openings are filled, the next 20 Scouts will be placed on a Wait List. You will be notified of your status at the time of registration.
Yes. An e-mail will be sent to the Scout confirming his registration.
If you need additional information please email PortlandAviationDay@alaskaair.com
Day 1 May 19
Check-in 6pm, End by 9:00pm
- Check-in at Horizon Flight Operations 6pm
- Receive your ID badge and event passport
- Scouts split into 2 classes
- Aviation 101 and Aero Charting classes begin at 6PM
- Each class takes about 1:15 to complete
- Please plan to print and bring your Aviation Badge workbook
All participants will receive a Passport. All activities are listed on the passport and are categorized. When a activity is completed the participant will have the category stamped indicating that activity has been completed. After all categories have been stamped, the participant will receive prizes!
Day 2 May 20
Check in 8:15 - 8:45am
- Check-in at Horizon Flight Operations 8:15 - 8:45am
- Event opens at 8:45am
- Plan to visit each lettered category on your passport
and remember to get your passport stamped.
- Merit badge counseling begins at 12:30. Scouts wishing to complete their Aviation Badge are reminded to bring their signed blue card
- BRING A SACK LUNCH. Water and a light snack will be provided.
Boy Scout Attendees
This event is considered a BSA High Adventure event. All Scouts attending must be a minimum of 12 years of age and hold the First Class Rank. All requirements for the Boy Scouts of America Aviation may be accomplished during this program. See your Scoutmaster and Merit Badge requirements booklet for details. Remember it is YOUR responsibility to plan your time for the required classroom activities, Aviation 101 and Aero Charting.
The activities for the day will be at the Horizon Airlines Flight Operations Center, the Alaska Airlines Hangar.
Classroom sessions are taught at the high school level. Special sessions can be arranged for learning disabled student groups. Contact us via email at PortlandAviationDay@AlaskaAir.com for additional information.
Alaska Airlines Aviation Day is structured more like a career / education fair with an open format. The Scout participants will be free to choose the activities and spend as much time they wish at each category. There will be an “Activities Passport” issued at check-in and we strongly encourage each Scout to complete each item listed. Visit all the events/booths to get each item checked off by the volunteer counselors. When the passport is completed you’ll present it to our onsite Merit Badge Counselors to be tested on the knowledge you have learned. If successful, you will be given the completed blue cards and earn a special prize.
The Boy Scouts will start day 1 at 5:15pm with either the 1:15 hour Aviation 101 or Aero Charting. These classes are a vital requirement of the Aviation Merit Badge. Remember there are two scheduled classes, ending by 9pm on May 19. Each class is limited to 80 Scouts. The program is in a classroom setting that includes the following:
- security briefing
- Introduction to Aviation Academics
- fundamentals of flight
- aviation weather
- flight planning
Aviation Merit Badge Day Schedule
- Alaska Airlines Aviation Day is a FREE event
- All students are required to be chaperoned
- All students and chaperones MUST be registered
- Minimum age to attend is 12 years old, maximum age is 18
- Boy Scout the requirement of First Class rank is MANDATORY
- please bring two blank merit badge blue cards with you
- EACH PARTICIPANT must bring a PRINTED, SIGNED permission slip to the event. YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED WITHOUT IT!
- Click here for a registration application
- Once the registration application is completed and approved you will receive a link to our registration site.
|Boy Scouts Permission and Release Slip (pdf link)|
|Chaperone Permission and Release Slip (pdf link)|
|Aviation Merit Badge Workbook (pdf link)|