Aviation Merit Badge @ Aviation Day!
Alaska Airlines Aviation Day
May 19, 2018
Alaska Airlines Operations Flight Center
8070 NE Airtrans Way
Portland, OR 97218
7:15AM Check In
This program is considered a BSA High Adventure event. All Scouts attending must be between the ages of 12 and 18. Please bring a signed Blue Card to the counseling session. All requirements for the Boy Scouts of America Aviation Merit Badge may be accomplished during this program. Merit Badge Counselors will be available at 1:00PM.
The event is free, however, pre-registration is required. 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. When the passport is completed you’ll exchange it for a special prize at the end of the day and will present it to our onsite Merit Badge Counselors to be tested on the knowledge you have learned. If successful, you will earn your Aviation Merit badge!
- 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