Welcome to Alaska Airlines Aviation Day 2017
Saturday, May 6 from 8:00am to 5:00pm Pre-Registration is now closed for Aviation Day 2017

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This year is the 90th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean May 20-21, 1927.

Join us in celebrating one of aviation's greatest achievements with Erik Lindberg. Like his grandfather, Erik is ushering in an exciting new chapter in aviation technology. His grandfather's Spirit of St. Louis redefined what a single engine airplane could do with one tank of fuel. Erik's Powering Imagination all-electric airplane, the e-Spirit of St. Louis, is going to redefine what an airplane can do without a fuel tank.

Ideas are like seeds, apparently insignificant when first held in the hand. Once firmly planted, they can grow and flower into almost anything at all, a cornstalk, or a giant redwood, or a flight across the ocean. Whatever a man imagines, he can achieve.

-Charles Lindbergh

The Mission of Alaska Airlines' Aviation day is to inspire youth in our community and help them realize the potential of their abilities by creating a path to careers in Aviation and Aerospace.

Alaska Airlines Aviation Day 2017 – Saturday, May 6th

Together with The Port of Seattle and Boeing, Alaska Airlines is proud to again host the Ninth Annual Aviation Day on Saturday, May 6th, 2017.

This FREE event is aimed at inspiring aviation dreams in the youth of Puget Sound communities. Aviation Day will provide the opportunity for young adults to learn in a classroom and hands on about career paths in the aviation industry and education possibilities for a successful aviation career.

Guided by Alaska Airlines and volunteers from the other sponsors, participants will be able to:

  • Tour Alaska jets and “kick the tires,” see wheel wells and engines with mechanics.
  • Visit the flight deck of a Boeing 737 with line pilots.
  • Fly a 737 simulator
  • Explore the complex world of jet airplanes with the Boeing engineers who design them.

Careers ranging from aerospace engineer to professional pilot will be discussed throughout the day. Participants will be able to explore how flights are planned, scheduled and executed. Training facilities will be open and engineers will guide attendees through the construction of aircraft. Several light aircraft and pilots will also be on-site to educate and inspire tomorrow’s leaders to take us into the skies of the future.

University and local community college representatives will explain their educational opportunities to help you achieve your goals in aviation and aerospace. Come and let Alaska Airlines employees show you how our Alaska Spirit soars to the skies and the commitment of our customers is more than just a career – It is who we are. Register with your sponsored youth group for an experience you will never forget.

This program is not an open house or airshow. All students and adults who wish to attend must pre register with your sponsored youth group. Restrictions on the number of adults attending with a group do exist. Talk to your sponsored youth group for registration. You can also visit our registration page for more information.

Aviation Career Lectures

Higher Education Opportunities

Information Booths

  • Alaska Airlines Engineers
  • Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants
  • Alaska Airlines Pilots
  • Alaska Airlines Dispatchers
  • FAA Air Traffic Controllers
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • University of Washington College of Engineering
  • University Alaska Anchorage
  • University of North Dakota School of Aerospace Sciences
  • Central Washington University Department of Aviation
  • Southern Utah University Department of Aviation
  • Big Bend Community College Department of Aviation
  • North Seattle College
  • South Seattle College Aeronautical Technology
  • Everett Community College
  • Clover Park Technical College Aviation Department
  • Green River College School of Aviation Technology
  • Rainier Flight Service
  • Galvin Flying
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Horizon Airlines
  • Boeing
  • Port of Seattle Fire and Law Enforcement
  • Blue Origin
  • National Association of Rocketry
  • Team America Rocketry Challenge
  • The Museum of Flight
  • Women in Aviation International
  • Air Line Pilots Association
  • TeenFlight Puyallup
  • United States Armed Services
  • and MORE!

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