In cooperation with Horizon Air, earning your aviation merit badge is easier then ever. Come out for the third annual Aviation Day for the chance to learn the basics of aviation by exploring the principles of flight, aircraft instrumentation, airport and hanger facilities, and local career opportunities. This is an annual meriting with the experts event held in May. Admission is limited to 200 scouts.
Guided by Horizon Air, Alaska Airlines, and Scouting volunteers, Scouts will be able to "kick the tires", see the wheel wells with mechanics, and view the flight deck of a DASH 8-Q400; Scouts will look into the guts of a Turbo Prop engine, and take a tour of Portland International Airport with current experts in the field.
The aviation is event is open to registered Scouts and venturers ages 12 and older. This event is aimed at inspiring aviation dreams in Scouting youth.
The aviation merit badge event will provide the opportunity for Scouts to learn first-hand about career paths in the aviation industry from becoming a flight attendant to air traffic control. Pilots and engineers will teach them flight principles through the construction of a flying model aircraft. Pilots will be on-site with their light aircraft to educate and afford an up close cockpit experience.
Merit Badge Opportunites
This one-day event offers instruction and experiences that if completed, will offer Scouts attending the opportunity to earn their Aviation Merit Badge. The cost for this event is $15.00.
Space is limited; by registering you are making an honorary commitment to remain in attendance the entire day. Any Scout who has afternoon sports, practices, games, or other conflicting commitments on May 4, 2013 should not register for this event.
Scout: Registration will be open to the first 200 Scouts. Registration is done online only starting on March 17, 2014.
Wait List: Scout Registration # 201 – 240 will be placed on a Wait List. You will be notified of your status.
Adults: The 2013 event has openings for 18 adults, and a wait list of five adults. Each Scouter registering must meet the following requirements – which will be verified:
be a registered Scouter.
Youth Protection Training certification is current.
agreeing to be the Adult Leader for a Patrol during the event. Depending on the leadership need, it may be possible that you will not be assigned to a Patrol with members from your unit.
You are highly encouraged to attend a training provided by the event staff. An invitation will be sent to you. This training will help adults understand the event and their role.
Each Scout should print out and follow the correct processing process for each form below. Please bring completed copies with you to check-in.