Aerospace and
Aviation Day
2019
Pathways to Aviation Careers

January 26, 9am - 2pm

About Aerospace and Aviation Day 2019

Aerospace and
Aviation Day 2019

From piloting to avionics, careers in aviation are plentiful and well paying. This event is designed to inspire Seminole County students to follow their dreams in science, engineering, and aviation. Working professionals from the Orlando Sanford International Airport, its tenants and airline partners will be there to interact with students one-on-one.

* Students under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No drop-offs please.

Where

Orlando Sanford
International Airport

Million Air Hangar
2841 Flight Line Ave
Sanford, FL 32773
407.585.4024
AviationDay@OSAA.net

When

January 26, 2019
9am - 2pm

Schedule

Gates Open

Draw for EAA Young Eagles plane rides *

Draw for EAA Young Eagles plane rides *

Joseph Kittinger Jr

Speaker: Joe Kittinger (30 mins)

USAF, Aviation Pioneer

Door Prize Draw

  • Global One — 45 minute simulator demonstration ride
  • Lego Blue Power Jet
  • 2 Allegiant Tickets
  • L3 Experience — 30 minute simulator ride & 1 hour flight in a Cirrus SR-20
  • 737-800 Model Airplane

Aerobatics Display — Keith Lickteig

Draw for EAA Young Eagles plane rides *

John 'Lites' Leenhouts

Speaker: John Leenhouts (30 mins)

CEO & President of SUN ‘n FUN

Door Prize Draw

Draw for EAA Young Eagles plane rides *

Door Prize Draw

  • Advanced Composites: MD500 Tail Rotor Blade Clock
  • L3 Experience — 30 minute simulator ride & 1 hour flight in a Cirrus SR-20
  • B-25 Model Airplane
  • Propellerhead — Discovery Flight

Draw for EAA Young Eagles plane rides *

Aerobatics Display — Keith Lickteig

Door Prize Draw

  • 2 Allegiant Tickets
  • Global One — 45 minute simulator demonstration ride
  • Lego Sopwith Camel
  • Orlando Sanford Flight Training — Discovery Flight
  • 737-800 Model Airplane

Event Close

Prize Drawings Announced
on the Hour
10:30 am · 11:30am · 12:30pm · 1:30pm

* Free Plane Rides:
EAA Young Eagles flights
(for children aged 8 – 17yrs - must have a parent present)

Partners

Speakers

Joe Kittinger

Joe Kittinger made history as he ascended to 102,800 feet in a high-altitude balloon and jumped to Earth, setting four world records. During a distinguished USAF career, Joe served as a test pilot, Squadron Commander, and Vice Wing Commander, and he spent 11 months as a POW in Vietnam. He retired as a Colonel and subsequently set two world ballooning records and won numerous ballooning competitions. Joe is a National Aeronautics Association Elder Statesman of Aviation; was awarded a Lifetime Achievement in Aviation trophy from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum; was made an Honorary U.S. Army Golden Knight; and is enshrined in the National Aviation Hall of Fame, the U.S. Ballooning Hall of Fame and the National Skydiving Museum Hall of Fame. To date, Joe has logged more than 16,800 hours of flying time in over 93 aircraft. His adventures are detailed in his autobiography, Come Up and Get Me. He shares his knowledge to help address the challenges of Red Bull Stratos, and as "Capcom" (capsule communications) he will be Mission Control's primary point of radio contact with Felix Baumgartner during ascent.

Joe Kittinger
Joe Kittinger and the Exelsior Gondola

John "Lites" Leenhouts

John 'Lites' Leenhouts

John “Lites” Leenhouts, CEO and President of SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In International and The Aerospace Center for Excellence located in Lakeland, Florida, is a 27-year veteran of the United States Navy with a distinguished record of service as a carrier fighter pilot. Lites passion for aviation has spanned over nearly 5 decades from hitch hiking to his first airshow as a young kid to retiring from the United States Navy in 2001 as the Commodore of the Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic. Lites holds the distinction of being the most experienced US Naval aviator of all time having successfully completed 10 major deployments and achieved 1,645 arrested carrier landings.

After his retirement from the Navy, Lites worked for over 10 years for the Northrop Grumman Corporation. He created a successful, teaming arrangement with the Boeing Corporation to modify, repair and overhaul all variants of the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet.

“Lites” became the CEO & President of SUN ‘n FUN, Fly-In, Inc. in 2011 and steered the corporation to new heights that most could only dream of.  Forming and guiding the SNF team, he drove the organization to become debt free for the first time in over 4 decades. Additionally, Lites has founded and molded the Aerospace Center for Excellence, a subsidiary of SNF whose mission is to populate the aviation industry with aerospace professionals.

Lites and his wife Nancy enjoy flying in their 1930 Waco or 1964 Piper Comanche, driving antique British cars, or riding their Harleys on the many back roads of our great nation.

Sponsors

Location & Parking

Million Air Hangar

2841 Flight Line Ave, Sanford, FL 32773

Aviation Day 2019 Parking Layout