Aviation Career Exploring is open to young men and women from the 6th grade to 20 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of Aviation.

Aviation Exploring is a hands-on program that exposes young people to flying. It offers aviation experiences, as a possible career or for the sheer pleasure of being around airplanes.

The most popular Aviation Exploring careers include:

  • Pilots
  • Aircraft mechanics
  • Flight Engineers
  • Avionics Technicians
  • Air traffic Controllers
  • Flight Attendants

Career Exploring combines some classroom training with flying lessons. You get to experience firsthand what it’s like to be a pilot, aircraft mechanic, flight engineer, or air traffic controller.

You will learn

  • Aviation policies & procedures
  • Pre-flight lessons
  • Airline Pilot Experiences
  • Aircraft manufacturing
  • Equipment

You will develop

  • Flying Skills
  • Aviation Protocols
  • Leadership methods
  • Teamwork

You will have an opportunity to participate in

  • Flight scenarios
  • Flying Lessons
  • Tours of airport and Aviation facilities

You will have an opportunity to network with

  • Pilots
  • Flight engineers
  • Air traffic Controllers
  • Flight Attendants

You will learn about the educational requirements for a career in Aviation and will receive tangible advice on steps you could take now to prepare and position yourself for a successful career in the field of Aviation.

Aviation Career Exploring offers the following benefits:

Most Aviation Explorer posts meet at local Airports. We take visits to Airports, Manufacturing Plants, Flight Museums and Traffic Control Towers. We provide opportunities to participate in National events and regional training sessions.

When do Aviation Explorers meet?
Aviation Exploring posts typically meet on a monthly basis during the school year with the specifics being determined by the local Aviation Explorer adult advisors.

The Aviation Career Exploring program is delivered through local participating agencies such as the airports, aircraft manufacturers & government agencies. Programs are flexible enough to fit in with other activities during the year to meet the needs of the host organization and the youth participants.

How much does it cost?
Annual program participation is $24.

How can I join?
Participation is easy:

  1. Determine the career or careers in which you are interested.
  2. Click HERE to request information about local Career Exploring Posts in those career fields.
  3. The local post Advisor will then be in touch with you regarding upcoming meetings
  4. Attend a meeting or activity
  5. Fill out the Youth Participation Form and pay the Participation Fee

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