Youth Organizations & Opportunities
The County airports are home to numerous youth-oriented organizations
dedicated to providing local youth with low cost flight training, youth
education and emergency services, free orientation flights, field trips and
community service opportunities among others.
Following are some of the youth-oriented organizations and programs located at the County airports:
Provide low cost flight training for youth.
Provide flight training, and opportunities to explore careers in aviation.
The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a national volunteer organization. Its various squadrons are civilian auxiliary units of the United States Air Force and are dedicated to providing aerospace education, emergency services and cadet operations.
Provides aviation education opportunities and free aircraft orientation flights for youth.
Provides opportunity to learn about aviation through viewing various aircraft and aircraft memorabilia.
Provides opportunity to learn about aviation through viewing various aircraft and aircraft memorabilia. Also provides educational and career preparation programs and flying opportunities for local youth.
The County airports also host numerous events and activities directed to the
local youth and general public throughout each year. Some of the events have
included Challenge Air for Kids & Friends, Aircraft Display Days, Fly-Ins, Air
Races and others. In addition to providing tours of the airport facilities,
airport personnel also participate in local events such as the American Heroes
Air Show held at the Hansen Dam Sports and Recreation Center each year, Career
Days at local public and charter schools, and the annual Aviation Career Day
held at Van Nuys Airport, among numerous other airport-related events and
activities. Check the
Events & Activities
calendar for upcoming events at the County airports.