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SIU Aviation is a proud member of our community and is committed to providing opportunities to our youth.  As such we offer a number of programs designed to allow children and teenagers the opportunity to experience aviation first hand.  Select a program below for more information.

Aviation Career Days

Aviation Career Days give prospective SIU Aviation students a chance to see what SIU Aviation has to offer with a tour of the facilities and, in most cases, a flight to campus from Chicago O'Hare airport.

Field Trips

Field trips are a great way to introduce grade-school age children to aviation with an airport tour and more.  

Job Shadowing

This gives older students the opportunity to experience a job in aviation first-hand by shadowing one of our pilots for a day.

Let's Wing It!

Let's Wing It! is SIU Aviation's community outreach program bringing aviation to local schools and other organizations.

Summer Wings

This aviation oriented summer camp gives high-school students the opportunity to experience aviation through classroom and flight training as well as other events and activities.

NASA Wings

This NASA-sponsored camp gives high school students the opportunity to learn more about how space communications and navigation systems impact and benefit aviation. Participants must be nominated by a guidance counselor or teacher.