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Aviation Careers

What comes to mind when you hear the word aviation?  Generally, people think of pilots.  Did you know that's only one of many possibilities in the aviation industry?  Here are just a few of the different aviation career journeys you might take:

- Airport Planning, Consultation, or Engineering
- Airport Management
- Airport Operations
- Air Traffic Control
- Aircraft Dispatching
- State or Federal Positions
- Charter, Corporate, or Airline Pilot
- Air Ambulance Pilot and Nurses

- Aircraft Sales
- Aviation Finance
- Aviation Weather
- Aviation/Aircraft Maintenance Technician
- Flight Attendant
- Military Aviation Professionals
- Unmanned Aircraft Operators and Technician
- And much, much more!

Visit the Whiteside County Airport on Saturday, September 22, 2018, for the Aviation Career Day and see where your aviation journey could lead!

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interested in learning to fly for a career or just for fun?

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Whether you're looking to start a career or learn to fly for fun, Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs) and representatives from local aviation businesses, organizations, colleges and universities will be on hand to answer your questions and point you in the right direction on how to get started!  Making your dreams of flight a reality, start here!

AOPA LEARN TO FLY INITIATIVE


About the event

The Whiteside County Airport, in cooperation with airport-based businesses and organizations, are hosting an Aviation Career Day and Fly-In on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM in HANGAR C and portions of the East and South Ramp.  For a list of exhibitors and links to their websites, please see the Exhibitor section below. 

The purpose of this Aviation Career Day is to inspire the next generation of aviation industry professionals from air traffic controllers to pilots to mechanics and beyond.  There is no fee for registration, or for attending the event.  This event is completely FREE!  The Aviation Career Day and Airport Open House is open to the public.  Come on out to the Whiteside County Airport for a day of aviation education and fun!

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KIDS CAN EARN WINGS!

The spark for aviation can start at a very young age.  Various educational activities will be available for young children, on up to young adults, to learn about different aspects of aviation and flight.  Complete these activities and they'll earn thier JUNIOR PILOT wings which will be presented by real airline pilots!  The EAA Chapter 410 "SFT" or Small Fry Trainer will also be on hand for kids to sit in and imagine flying!

 

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Who Can Attend?

In one word...anyone!  Our mission is to inspire individuals of all ages to discover aviation, whether that leads you to a career or as a hobby.  Either way, your connection to aviation starts right here at the Whiteside County Airport!  Come join us and get some air under your feet and your head in the clouds!  Sign up below to receive updates!

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Exhibitors - Hangar C

Airlines

Air Wisconsin Airlines (United) [Link]
Envoy Airlines (American) [LINK]
Expressjet airlines (United, Delta, American) [Link]
GoJet Airlines (united, Delta) [LINk]
Trans States Airlines (United, American) [LINK

COMPANIES & Organizations

NBAA Young professionals in business aviation (yoPRO) [LINK]
Northern Jet Management, Ms. Jennifer drolema, CFO [LINK]
AIR LINE PILOTS ASSOCIATION [LINK]
Textron Aviation / CESSNA PiSTON SALES [LINK]
National Weather service - quad cities (TENTATIVE) [Link]
Illinois State Police Air Operations - District 1 [LINK]
Radio Ranch, Inc. [LINK]
Sauk Valley Aviation, INC [LINK]
Twin CiTIES FLYING CLUB [LINK]
WHITESIDE COUNTY CIVIL AIR PATROL [LINK]
Elevation Air [LINk]
AviationInterviews.com [LINK]
Morrison Model aircraft flying club [LINk]

AIR Traffic control facilities

chicago terminal radar approach control (c90 tracon) [social link]
[LISTEN LIVE]

Chicago-Rockford international airport air traffic control [LINK]
[LISTEN LIVE]

MILITARY

united states army [LINK]

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COLLEGES & Universities

Lewis University aviation [Link]
ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE [LINk]
SAUK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE [LINK]
Southern Illinois University Carbondale AviATION [LINK]
University of Dubuque aviation [LINK]

Please check back often as this list will be updated as exhibitors complete registration.  Thank you!


SEMINARS AND PRESENTATIONS - Hangar D

10:30am - 12:00Pm

Chicago Class B Airspace: VFR Operations // MR. Mark Zameda, Chicago (C90) TRACON
FAA WINGS CREDIT ELIGIBLE.  participants must REgister Online at FAAsafety.gov

**ONe lucky participant will take home a DAVID CLARK model H10-13.4 HEADSET courtesy of David Clark CoMPANY**

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Model H10-13.4

Classic Comfort and Reliable Performance
The H10-13.4 is one of the best selling headsets in the aviation industry. Proven, reliable performance and remarkable comfort have made the H10-13.4 the top choice for thousands of pilots.

  • Expanded, super-soft, double foam head pad 
  • Larger, yet lighter, undercut, Comfort Gel, ear seals 
  • Universal flex boom for perfect microphone placement
  • Exclusive M-7A, the most advanced noise-cancelling microphone available
  • Low-profile volume control knob with detent settings
  • Molded cord assembly made to exceptional pull and flex standards
  • 5-Year Warranty, Made in USA
  • FAA TSO Approved C-57b, C58a
  • Exceeds RTCA/DO-214 Standards
  • Weight (without cord assembly): 16.5 oz.
  • Certified Noise Reduction Rating - 23 dB
 

1:00Pm - 1:15pm

Flying's in my Blood // Eric wilson, WTVO News Anchor, theatre actor & Private Pilot

**One LUCKY PARTICIPANT WILL WIN A KING SCHOOLS PRIVATE PILOT WRITTEN EXAM PREP COURSE courtesy of KING SCHOOLS!**

Nearly 1 Out of 2 Pilots Learn with KING

For decades, King Schools has helped pilots achieve their aviation training and enjoyment goals. Pilots have responded enthusiastically to our customer-focused approach to creating products that make learning to fly Smart, Safe & Fun.

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1:20pm - 1:35Pm

Young Professionals in Business Aviation // Ms. Jennifer Drolema, Northern Jet Mgt.

1:40pm - 1:55Pm

How to become an airline pilot // Capt. Jason brown, Expressjet airlines

2:00pm - 3:00PM

Operations at a towered airport // Chicago-Rockford International airport, 
rob wenc // faa Wings credit eligible.  registration available soon!

 

Please check back often as this list will be updated as we add seminars and presentations
 

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Slated Career Day Aircraft

United Express / ExpressJet Embraer 145 regional jet
American eagle / Envoy Airlines embraer 140/145 regional jet
Illinois State Police CEssna 182
Beechcraft bonanza - sqi tenant
Beechcraft sundowner - sqi tenant
Cessna 172N - Sauk Valley Aviation
Cessna 172S - Elevation Air
aircraft tba - lewis university
Cessna 172s - university of dubuque
gimbul g2 Helicopter - university of dubuque
Robinson raven ii helicopter - university of dubuque
Piper Cherokee 140 - Sauk Valley Aviation
Piper Warrior - twin cities Flying Club
Piper Comanche - sqi tenant
eaa chapter 410 "SFT" Small fry trainer
Airplane flight simulators
Several model aircraft and unmanned aerial systems (UAS)
More to come...CHECK BACK SOON!

Airline aircraft appearances subject to aircraft fleet availability and operational needs of each individual airline.
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EVENT PARKING MAP

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For questions about parking, please contact Sauk Valley Aviation at (815) 213-7939
or Contact them on the airport UNICOM frequency.  Thank you!

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LUNCH - Hangar E

A complimentary lunch will be provided to attendees and exhibitors, while lunch supplies last.

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DRESS CODE

There is not a specific dress code for this event.  Casual attire is fine for attendees.  We encourage exhibitors to appear in company uniforms or business casual.  Thank you!

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VOLUNTEER!

Without volunteers, this event would not be possible.  If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the volunteer registration form and an event coordinator will be in touch.  Thank you for volunteering!


DOWNLOADS

EVENT FLYER (PDF)

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Media Inquiries

The Whiteside County Airport would like to thank all the local media outlets for their support of this great event!
Please direct all media inquiries to airmail@whitesidecountyairport.org.  Thank you!

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