Alaska Airlines Aviation Day
Avada Festival
Frequently Asked Questions – new2022-03-07T13:08:08-08:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any COVID-19 Restrictions?2022-05-06T20:38:56-07:00

There is no vaccination or mask requirement to attend the event.

How do I get a hold of my child in the event of an emergency?2022-03-07T13:07:01-08:00

In an emergency, you will need to contact your child’s group leader or chaperone. All students are required to be a part of an organized group and be chaperoned. The group leader or chaperone will have the most direct contact with your child. 

Does one adult register a group for a troop or group or does each individual parent of a Scout or youth need to register?2022-03-07T13:05:32-08:00

One adult group leader will be responsible for their group. Each group (Scouts BSA, Girl Scouts, CAP, Boys and Girls Club, School Groups, etc.) will need to register their youth and chaperones through the online registration process.

Parents can be the group leader, but there should be only one leader per group. Please follow the student-to-chaperone ratio of 5:1. 

Individual students must be a part of a group organized by an adult group leader. 

How does registration work?2022-03-17T16:02:10-07:00

How to Register: 

Registration is a two-step process. 

STEP 1

Tell us about your group! Click the “Request Registration Invite” button below to fill out the form with the requested information about your group.

STEP 2

Within 48 hours, you’ll receive an email from “Special Events” with a registration link. This link is non transferable. Once you receive this link, you can then register your youth group and additional chaperones. You can add, delete and modify any of the attendees until registration closes. 

Request Registration Invite
Can adults attend?2022-03-07T13:03:19-08:00

Yes, the Scouts BSA and Girl Scouts will be need at least two chaperones per troop. All other youth groups will be allowed a 5:1 ratio of youth to adults. 

What requirements for the Scouts BSA Aviation and Engineering Merit Badges will be covered?2022-03-07T13:02:37-08:00

Scouts who participate can meet the requirements for the Aviation and Engineering Merit Badges during this program. Specifically, the Scouts will attend a BSA-specific ground school followed a selection of other activities during Aviation Day to complete their merit badge requirements. Additionally, this is a BSA High Adventure event and Scouts must be 13+ years old.

Can those who are not in Scouts BSA or Girl Scouts attend?2022-03-07T12:52:30-08:00

Yes, please contact your group or it’s representative to sign up. Below is a list of participating groups:

 

  • AAG Youth Groups 
  • Air Force Jr. ROTC 
  • Auburn School District 
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound 
  • Boeing Youth Group 
  • Boys and Girls Clubs – King County 
  • Boys and Girls Clubs – Skagit County 
  • Boys and Girls Clubs – Snohomish County 
  • Boys and Girls Clubs – Whatcom County 
  • Bricks and Beyond 
  • Central Kitsap School District 
  • Civil Air Patrol 
  • Community for Youth 
  • Discover U 
  • Eagles Aviation Camp-Native American Youth 
  • Enumclaw Robotics Club 
  • Enumclaw Schools Foundation 
  • Federal Way Public Academy 
  • Future of Flight Foundation 
  • Girl Scouts of Western Washington 
  • Girl Scouts: Other Councils 
  • Highline School District 
  • iUrban Teen Aviation Tech 
  • Jane Adams Middle School-Science Club 
  • Lincoln High School STEM Club 
  • Making Connections 
  • Michael P. Anderson Foundation 
  • Matt Griffin YMCA-9thgrade youth program 
  • Mount Vernon School District’s Highly Capable Kids (Ms. Laura Schonberg’s classes) 
  • Ninety-Nines Youth Group 
  • North Middle School’s STEM Classes (Mr. Wilmott) 
  • Pacific West Aerospace Academy/Tuskegee Airmen 
  • Port of Seattle Youth Group 
  • Puyallup School District 
  • Raisbeck Aviation High School-ACE Club 
  • Red Tailed Hawks-Black Pilots of America 
  • Renton School District 
  • School’s Out Washington 
  • Scouts BSA – Chief Seattle Council 
  • Scouts BSA – Mt. Baker Council 
  • Scouts BSA – Pacific Harbors Council 
  • Scouts BSA – Other Councils 
  • SEATAC United* 
  • Seattle Girls School 
  • Seattle Housing Authority K-12 Team 
  • State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Career & Technical Education 
  • STEM Pals 
  • Summer Learning of Tacoma/Pierce Country 
  • The Seattle Foundation 
  • TAF Academy 
  • TAG Northwest 
  • Technology Access Foundation 
  • TechBridge* 
  • TechBridge – Girls STEM Club in Highline 
  • TeenFlight Puyallup 
  • Tahoma High School 
  • Upward Bound 
  • Washington Aerospace Scholars 
  • Washington First Robotics Club 
  • Washington STEM* 
  • Washington State STEM Education Foundation 
  • White River High School – STEM 
  • Women in Aviation International Youth Group 
  • Young Amelias – Museum of Flight

 

If you are not affiliated with one of these groups, you can register your own unique group through this website [link “this website” to registration page]. If you have any other questions please send us an inquiry. 

Is there a fee to attend Aviation Day?2022-03-07T12:50:57-08:00

No, this event is free of charge.

Is there food available?2022-03-07T13:07:22-08:00

A light lunch and beverages will be provided. If you have special food requirements, please plan to bring your own lunch that meets those requirements.

How and where do I pick up my child if I need to pick him or her up earlier?2022-03-07T13:06:40-08:00

If you need to pick up your child, you’ll need to contact your child’s group leader or chaperone. The only place to pick up your child is at the check-in facility in the large parking lot at the Alaska Airlines Flight Operations Training Center. The parking lot address is 2350 South 190th Street, SeaTac, Washington 98188. 

Can I drop off my child at this event and pick up later?2022-03-07T13:05:57-08:00

Yes, you can drop off your child at the check-in facility, but they must be chaperoned by another adult.

Please remember that all students must be chaperoned and part of an organized group at the event. 

What if I’m not a chaperone?2022-03-07T13:03:57-08:00

This event is not open to the public, so only adult chaperones will be permitted to attend.

Do all the students need to be chaperoned?2022-03-07T13:03:38-08:00

Yes, all students must be chaperoned by members of their youth group. Alaska Airlines Aviation Day is not providing chaperones.

What requirements for the Girl Scouts of Western Washington Sky Badge or Aviation Patch will be covered?2022-03-07T13:02:57-08:00

Scouts who participate in Aviation Day and complete their Activities Passport will cover the requirements for the Sky Badge and Aviation Patch.

Why is there an age requirement?2022-03-07T12:51:50-08:00

The Aviation Day program is specifically designed with older, high-school age youth in mind. There will be a lot of seminars with guest speakers, interactions with aerospace leaders and activities that are focused on older participants.

What is the age requirement?2022-03-07T12:51:29-08:00

For the Seattle event, participants need to be between 13 and 18 years old.

For the Portland event, participants need to be between 11 and 18 years old.

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