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The day begins and ends at the large parking lot near the Alaska Airlines Flight Operations Training Center. The parking lot address is 2350 South 190th Street, SeaTac, Washington 98188
Check-In for Aviation Day will occur at the building in the parking lot. Adults that are not registered chaperons are welcome to stay in the parking lot for the day. Coffee, tea and snacks will be available.
The and several restaurants are nearby to visit while you wait for your kids. The activities and lectures for the day will be at the Alaska Airlines Flight Operations Training Center, the Alaska Airlines Hanger, and the Port of Seattle Airport Conference Center. The participants will be transported to the various event locations by the Port of Seattle busses and their drivers.
This program is not an open house or airshow. All students and adults who wish to attend must preregister 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.
Classroom sessions are taught at the high school level. Special sessions can be arranged for learning disabled student groups. for additional information.
All requirements for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Aviation Merit Badge (MB) and Engineering Merit Badge (MB) may be accomplished during this one day program. It is not a MB Clinic or factory, in order to earn the MB, work must be completed and reviewed by a BSA MB Counselor at the end of the day.
All requirements for the Girl Scouts of Western Washington Sky Badge and Aviation Patch may be accomplished during this one day program. See your troop leader or contact the Girl Scouts of Western Washington for completion details.
Lunch of sandwiches, soup, chips and water will be provided. Snacks will be offered as well. If you have special food requirements please plan to bring your own lunch that meets those requirements.
Alaska Airlines Aviation Day is structured more 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 days 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 prize bag. If you are a Boy Scout you’ll get the prize bag and your merit badge blue card filled out. If you are a Girl Scout you’ll get the prize bag and earn your Sky Badge (for Seniors) and Aviation Patch (for Cadets and Seniors).
Arrive 8:00am, End 5:00pm
Activities will include:
- A chance to fly an Alaska Airlines B737 simulator
- Learn to do an airplane preflight with the pilots that fly them
- Tour several Military Aircraft
- Build a glider with a Boeing engineer
- Test your mechanical skills with Alaska Airlines airplane mechanics
- Learn about the evolution of aircraft engine technology with the mechanics of
- See how a local high school built an airplane with the students of Puyallup TeenFlight
- Experience a simulated airplane evacuation with Alaska Airlines flight attendants
- Learn how the Federal Air Marshals defend our airplanes and passengers
- Go on a B737 or Q400 cockpit tour with an Alaska Airlines pilot
- Learn about the composites used on the NEW Boeing 787
- Meet FAA air traffic controllers, Port of Seattle Police and Firefighters
- Learn how Alaska Airlines is saving jet fuel and lowering its carbon footprint
- There will be many MORE special aviation activities
Aviation Career Lectures from:
- Alaska Airlines Pilots
- Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants
- FAA Air Traffic Controllers
- Alaska Airlines Mechanics
- Alaska Airlines Engineers
Aviation and Aerospace Education Opportunities from:
Also featuring informational booths from:
- United States Armed Services
- and MORE!
Arrive 7:30am, End 5:00pm
The Boy Scouts will start the day with Aviation 101 instructions, a vital requirement of their Aviation Merit Badge. The program is in a classroom setting that includes the following:
- security briefing
- Introduction to Aviation Academics
- fundamentals of flight
- aviation weather
- flight planning
Arrive 7:30am, End 5:00pm
The Girl Scouts will start the day with Aviation Academy instruction, a vital requirement of their Sky Badge. The program is in a classroom setting that includes the following:
- security briefing
- Aviation Academy
- science of Aviation
- analysis of the Northern Lights