Aviation Explorers Post 8000 for Ages 11-20

Building Teamwork; Aviation Engineering; Gain Experience; Learn to Fly; Careers in Aviation; Develop Leadership; Aviation Mechanics; Flight Industry Jobs; Peer Involvement

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Aviation Explorers is open to young men and women sixth grade through age 20 with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of Aviation. Aviation Exploring is a hands-on program that exposes young people to flying. It offers aviation experiences, as a possible career or for the sheer pleasure of being around airplanes.

We fly a Cherokee 140 donated by Dodson International Parts, Inc. and are currently looking for CFIs to donate their expertise to our youth earning their Private Pilot License.
  • Aviation Explorers Post 8000 would like to thank our community for their support and donations for our Silent Auction 2020!

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    This Aviation Career Exploring program is delivered through support from the City of Ottawa, the Heart of America Council, and Dodson International Parts. We are based at OWI. We welcome adult Volunteers to help our local youth participants with their Aviation Goals!


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"My soul is in the sky." — William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream