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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.

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.

Summer Camps!

The School of Aviation hosts a variety of summer camps, including:

Field Trips

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.

Career Days

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

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

15th SIU Aviation Dave NewMyer Golf Scramble

The 15th SIU Aviation Dave NewMyer Golf Scramble will be held on June 24, 2024 at Boulder Ridge Country Club in Lake of the Hills, Illinois. Golfers may register online with a credit card.  Money raised provides support to the Flying Salukis and various aviation scholarships.