LONG BEACH, Calif. — The Aviation Explorers Program is launching a new chapter in Long Beach and will have its first Welcome and Information meeting Wednesday, Oct. 9. Students between the ages of 14 through 20 and their parents are invited to attend.
The Aviation Explorers is a nationwide program run by volunteers in the aviation field to expose teens to careers in aviation and building social and leadership skills. Numerous speakers are scheduled to discuss their careers, including civil and military pilots, engineers, aircraft mechanics, flight attendants, air traffic controllers and various other aviation and aerospace professionals.
Students will learn the fundamentals of flying in a bi-weekly ground school class sponsored by the Pilot Safety Institute. There will also be monthly field trips to places like SpaceX, JPL, the Goodyear Airship, Air Traffic Control towers and more.
Cost to join is $10, but no one will be turned away for inability to pay.
The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at AirFlite at Long Beach Airport (the west side of the field off Cherry).
More about Aviation Explorers can be found here. http://resources.learningforlife.org/exploring/aviation/index.html
More about the Aviation Safety Institute can be found here.