CSU, Chico News

Gateway Hosts Pilot Career Day on Dec. 15

Date: 12-05-2012

Robert Larkin
Gateway Science Museum
Joe Wills
Public Affairs

Are you interested in flying? Ever considered a career in aviation? Plan to attend the first Pilot Career Day on Saturday, Dec. 15 at Gateway Science Museum.

This event is free for high school students and will feature local military aviators, representatives of the North Valley Aviation Association, commercial pilots, agricultural fliers and rescue personnel. Experts in the field of aviation will be on hand to discuss the industry and to offer advice and exclusive opportunities to high school aviation enthusiasts. All high school students in attendance will also receive free tickets to enter our exclusive Pilot Day giveaway.

At 2:30 p.m., free transportation will be provided to Ranchaero Airport for a helicopter rescue demonstration courtesy of Enloe Flight Care and Butte County Sheriff’s Department. Limited free transportation will be provided between the museum and Ranchero Airport for our high school visitors.

Museum visitors of all ages are encouraged to "fly in" on Dec.15 to explore our “Take Flight” hands-on exhibit, interact with professional pilots and receive valuable information about professions in aeronautical fields.

Standard entry fees apply (adults: $6, children and students: $3, children under 3: free). But remember, high school students get in free on Pilot Career Day!

For more information, call 530-898-4121 or visit www.gatewayscience.org.