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.
Our youth programs range from field trips to the Southern Illinois Airport and Transportation Education Center to youth summer camps such as Summer Wings. Other outreach programs include airline-sponsored career days for prospective aviation students to learn more about aviation careers and educational opportunities at SIU.
The School of Aviation hosts a variety of summer camps, including:
- Summer Wings Camp,
- NASA Wings Camp
- Junior Aviator Camps
Schedule your next field trip at the Southern Illinois Airport! We offer tours and interactive field trips for kids of all ages, either individually or in groups.
Aviation Career Days give prospective students a chance to see what SIU Aviation has to offer, including facility tours. Airline-sponsored career days may include a flight to campus from Chicago O'Hare airport.
Job shadowing at SIU’s Aviation Flight Program provides students interested in a flying career the opportunity of an up-close look into the aviation field.
Students, if you are interested in job shadowing at Aviation Flight, please have your guidance counselor contact 618-453-8898 or email email@example.com.
Hope Flys Golf Scramble
The Hope FLYs Golf Scramble is an annual fundraiser aimed at providing financial support to the Hope FLYs Scholarship. The scholarship benefits students who have a strong involvement in or commitment to overcoming adversity.