SOURCE: Los Angeles World Airports

August 18, 2005 12:00 ET

Local Students Participate in Van Nuys Airport's Second Annual Summer Aviation Program

VAN NUYS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 18, 2005 --


San Fernando Valley students from 11 local high schools will participate in Van Nuys Airport's Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy, a weeklong motivational program designed to provide an understanding of career opportunities and operations at both Van Nuys and Los Angeles International Airports. Students will get a behind-the-scenes look at airport facilities and meet employees from a wide variety of trade and professional occupations as they tour Van Nuys Airport (VNY) and visit the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic control tower, helicopter facilities and aviation companies specializing in corporate flight operations. The week's activities will also include visits to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Naval Air Station Pt. Mugu and the Boeing Company in Long Beach. Excellent opportunity for interactive visuals.


--  Seventeen local high school students (selection based on merit)
--  Airport professionals representing various trades and occupations
--  VNY and LAX officials/employees


Mon., August 22 - Fri., August 26, Student activities will include:

Mon.,   8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.- VNY tours of FAA control tower, Clay
                            Lacy Aviation, National Helicopter,
                            airport operations and more
Tue.,   8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.- LAX airfield tour, Tomorrow's
                            Aeronautical Museum tour at
                            Compton/Woodley Airport, and more
Wed.,   8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.- LAX day at Southwest Airlines,
                            U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency tour,
                            U.S. Coast Guard facility tour
Thu.,   8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.- Long Beach Airport tour, Boeing
                            Company training facility tour,
                            Long Beach Sheriff Air Rescue
                            Unit tour
Fri.,   8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.- Day at Naval Air Station Pt. Mugu,
                            graduation ceremony at VNY's Airtel
                            Plaza Hotel (3:45 p.m.)
Various locations at Van Nuys Airport - (Thomas Guide p. 531, E-4)
Administrative Offices: 16461 Sherman Way, Van Nuys 91406

Media should call in advance for access to VNY airfield tours and all other program activities.

Contact Information

    Richard French
    Van Nuys Airport Public and Community Relations
    (818) 909-3529

    Stacy Geere
    Van Nuys Airport Public and Community Relations
    (818) 909-3529