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.


Based at the Ottawa Municipal Airport in Ottawa, Kansas, Aviation Explorers Post 8000 is a hands-on program that exposes young people to flying and other aviation experiences, as a possible career or for the sheer pleasure of being around airplanes.


Building TeamworkAviation EngineeringGain ExperienceLearn to FlyCareers in AviationDevelop LeadershipAviation MechanicsFlight Industry JobsPeer Involvement

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.

I was sold on flying as soon as I had a taste for it.
- John Glenn

JOIN NOW!

MEETINGS ARE AT THE OTTAWA KANSAS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT ON THE 2ND & 4TH THURSDAYS 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Supporting the Youth in and around Ottawa, Kansas

Dodson International Parts

Our Amazing Sponsor

It takes more than enthusiasm to get things done. It takes connections and resources. And Dodson International Parts has given our Post and Club plenty of both!

The Aviation Explorers family wishes to express its gratitude for the generosity of our sponsoring organization. Visit their website and see what they might be able to do for your aviation needs!


Other Sponsors

PLATINUM LEVEL
Dodson International Parts
Garmin, Kansas City Office
MacFarlane Aviation Products

GOLD LEVEL
Prestige Real Estate
Croucher Abstract & Title

SILVER LEVEL
State Farm
The Gun Guys

BRONZE LEVEL
Law Office of Jennifer E Spangler
El Mezcal


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!