***UPDATE: Seattle and Portland Aviation Day events have been canceled ***:

***UPDATE: Seattle and Portland Aviation Day events have been canceled ***: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be hosting our 2021 Aviation Day events in Seattle or Portland. The safety, health, and well-being of our guests, employees, volunteers, and community remain our top priority. We’re looking forward to hosting an amazing event next year. Thank you for understanding and please email SeattleAviationDay@AlaskaAir.com with any questions or concerns.

Build a glider

with volunteers from Pearson Field Education Center

Interact with industry professionals

Alaska Airlines Aviation Day is structured like a career / education fair with an open format. The youth participants will be free to choose the activities and lectures they want to attend throughout the day. There will be an “Activities Passport” issued at check-in and we strongly encourage each participant to complete each item listed. To get it completed by the day's end each participant will accomplish each activity and get that item checked off by the volunteer counselors. When the passport is completed you’ll exchange it for a special prize at the end of the day.

The activities and lectures for the day will be at the Horizon Airlines Flight Operations Center located at:

Activities will include:

  • Learn to do an airplane preflight with the pilots that fly them
  • Tour several Military Aircraft
  • Build a glider with a with with a volunteer from Pearson Field Education Center
  • Test your mechanical skills with Horizon Airlines mechanics
  • See how a local high school built an airplane with the students of Airway Science for Kids
  • Rub shoulders with the men and women US Air Force, US Army, US Coast Guard, Oregon Air National Guard
  • Go on a B737 or Q400 cockpit tour with an Alaska and Horizon Airlines pilot
  • Check out a real F-15 and talk to the pilots that fly them!
  • Learn about the composites used on the NEW Boeing 787
  • Meet FAA air traffic controllers, Port of Portland Police and Firefighters
  • Experience an mock aircraft evacuation with the professional flight attendants of Horizon Air
  • Chat representatives from Boeing of Portland, learn career opportunities from real Boeing employees
  • Learn the ins and outs of UAV aviation and check out a real drone command center

Aviation and Aerospace Education Opportunities from:

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Big Bend Community College, Department of Aviation
  • Hillsboro Aviation
  • Jerry Trimble Helicopters
  • Aero Maintenance Flight Center

Also featuring informational booths from:

  • Alaska Airlines
  • Horizon Airlines
  • Boeing
  • The Federal Aviation Administration
  • Air Line Pilots Association
  • National Association of Rocketry
  • Airway Science for Kids
  • United States Armed Services
  • Insitu
  • and MORE!