Students interested in a career in aviation—or just looking for a fun afternoon—will be interested in the Marana High School Aviation Fair.
The event is being hosted by the Marana High School Choir as well as the CTE Aviation Technology Program and will feature a concert from the choir, career booths, a flight simulator and aircraft on display. In addition, there will be live music, trapeze artists, visual art displays and food trucks. Admission and most of the activities are free.
The Aviation Fair is from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Marana High School.
This fall, the Marana Unified School District debuted the new comprehensive Aviation Technology Program, which is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors at Marana and Mountain View high schools. The air transportation curriculum includes learning about the history of the aerospace industry, aerodynamics, FAA regulations, aircraft structure and radio systems, airport management, aviation safety, weather, flight planning and human physiology.
In the aircraft mechanics track, students learn about electrical maintenance and repair, how to prepare aircraft drawings, center of gravity calculations, aircraft welding, airport safety, cleaning techniques, understanding the physics of aviation and many other related topics.
Among the vendors and presenters at the fair are Universal Avionics, the Marana Flight School, the Marana Aviation Foundation, the Marana Regional Airport and EAA - The Spirit of Aviation.
Also on hand will be Parks College, Pima Community College and the Arizona National Guard.