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Flying is Fun! 

Have you caught the “flight bug”—the love of flight? Join the club! Every day, more than 5 million people travel by air. Helping them to reach their destinations safely and securely are professional airline pilots. You can join them by becoming a professional airline pilot, traveling the world to connect people and goods! Here are some tips to get you started today:

  1. Request a pilot visit at your school or club event.
  2. Talk with the pilot on your next flight.
  3. Take a discovery flight.
  4. Visit your local airport.
  5. Build and fly model airplanes.
  6. Visit your local aviation museum.
  7. Research aviation online (e.g., how airplanes fly, what types of aircraft there are, etc.).
  8. Join the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, or other organization that has an aviation merit badge/focus.
  9. Become a cadet in the Civil Air Patrol.
  10. Enroll in a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) school.

This is a growing list of activities. Also be sure to check out your local aviation community; there may be quite a few activities and events for you to join. Send your ideas to Education@alpa.org

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