01 Oct 2018

Prepping Students for Takeoff

Attendees at Aviation Day got a chance to tour a C130 plane from the United States Air Force.

September 28, 2018 – The weather showed glimpses of fall with cooler temperatures in the forecast, but that didn’t stop students from attending Aviation Day at the United Airlines Tech Ops Facility near Denver International Airport. Students got a chance to talk to professionals in the aviation industry. Demand for pilots is high, and the industry expects a need for more than 200,000 pilots and maintenance technicians by 2036. Among those at the career fair were people involved in mechanical work, engineers, air traffic control, flight attendants, pilots and more.

Bret Dreher, left, talks to John Smith about the life of a pilot.

Brian Maas displays a plane and his pilot gear to students. 

Jeremiah Carson from the Air National Guard talks to Daniel Ibarra and Eva Moreno about the life of an Air National Guard member. 

Bruce Jensen displays the turbo engine for a jet. The engine is worth $8 million.

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Photos taken by Joseph Rios.