PennDOT Invites Students to Celebrate National Aviation Day

Jul 16, 2010, 12:19 ET from Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Activities Designed to Meet Scouting Aviation/Aerospace Merit-Badge Requirements

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Second-to-sixth grade students can learn about aviation, follow a guided plane inspection, tour the Capital City Airport and much more by participating in National Aviation Day on Aug. 19, PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E. said.

The day's activities, designed to meet requirements for Scouting organizations' Aviation and/or Aerospace Merit Badges, will include many informational exhibits and engaging activities to celebrate and learn about aviation. While the activities are geared toward second-to-sixth graders, any interested parties may register to attend.

"Aviation is a very important industry in Pennsylvania, and National Aviation Day is a great opportunity to educate youth and perhaps interest them in a career path they may not have considered before," said Biehler. "I strongly encourage scouting troops, other groups, students and parents to take advantage of this great opportunity to learn more about the aviation industry."

The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Capital City Airport, PennDOT's Flight Services Hangar, at 611 Ross Avenue in New Cumberland.

Attendees should bring a box lunch and necessary chaperones. There is no charge for the day's activities. Registration is due by Aug. 17. To register, or for more information, contact Harrison Brooks in the Bureau of Aviation at 717-705-1253 or e-mail

Media contact: Erin Waters, 717-783-8800

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Transportation