Discovering Your Future in Aviation Conference

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The sky’s the limit. Young people interested in aviation as a career or hobby will want to attend the Discovering Your Future in Aviation Conference to be held at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 4, 5, and 6 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

It promises to be a weekend filled with hands-on workshops and seminars, a career fair, aviation films, interactive science exhibits, and the opportunity to talk one-on-one with aviation professionals and learn more about careers in aviation and the related sciences. The conference is free with Museum admission and $5 per person for youth groups of 10 or more. Call 441-1012 for more information.

The first day of the Conference will be Student Conference Day, held on Friday, March 4, and will provide interactive aviation workshops and seminars for students to explore the science and math of aviation at discovery centers hosted by aviation professionals. Aviation industry and representatives will talk to attendees one-on-one at the career fair. The general public is invited to attend.

Women in flights suits was the norm as over 15 guest presenters spoke at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor Saturday, April 17, 2010, at the Museum's first annual Women in Aviation Conference. The conference was free for Museum attendees

Scout Appreciation Day will be Saturday, March 5. A series of programs will be held throughout the day for Scouts of all ages that focus on science, technology, engineering, and math skills, which will fulfill objectives outlined in the Girl and Boy Scout badge programs. The general public is invited to attend.

The final day of the Conference will be Family Day, on Sunday, March 6. Aviation films will be shown and children of all ages will enjoy the interactive discovery centers. Attendees can take pictures with Rosie the Riveter and other celebrated women of aviation. The general public is invited to attend.

Rosie the Riveter

Enter to Win Aviation Prizes

A Robin Olds signed F-4 Phantom II Model Plane, Stearman Biplane Rides, signed aircraft books, Museum memberships, tickets, combat simulator flights, and logowear will be among the prizes given away. Guests need not be present to win.

According to Executive Director Kenneth DeHoff, “The conference is designed to encourage young women and men to learn more about and pursue careers in aviation and other related sciences, and it gives students a great chance to network with aviation professionals.”

Aviation themed books, videos, art, apparel and period gifts will be available in the Museum store. Laniakea Cafe will be serving meals and snacks all day.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is open 9am to 5pm daily and is accessed by air-conditioned shuttle buses from the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center at Pearl Harbor. Museum admission tickets are available online at www.PacificAviationMuseum.org or at the Arizona Memorial Visitor Center. A free flight simulator coupon is available online. Phone (808) 441-1000 or visit www.PacificAviationMuseum.org.

Daily, visitors from all over the world view the Museum’s expanding aircraft collection in two WWII battlefield hangars, enjoy hands on technology experiences including combat flight simulators, hear moving stories told by docents, and experience historic films and audio. The Museum gift shop and restaurant are unique in their offerings and their authentic 1940s ambiance.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Its mission is to develop and maintain an internationally recognized aviation museum on historic Ford Island that educates young and old alike, honors aviators and their support personnel who defended freedom in the Pacific Region, and to preserve Pacific aviation history. The Museum provides educational programs for adults and children and is located at 319 Lexington Boulevard, on Ford Island at Pearl Harbor.

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