Aerospace and
Aviation Day
Pathways to Aviation Careers

January 27, 9am - 2pm

About Aerospace and Aviation Day

Aerospace and
Aviation Day 2024

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.

* Event is for Seminole County students ONLY.
** Students under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No drop-offs please.


Orlando Sanford
International Airport

Million Air Hangar
2841 Flight Line Ave
Sanford, FL 32773


January 27, 2024
9am - 2pm


Master of Ceremonies — TBD

FREE Plane Rides — EAA Young Eagles

Ages 8 – 17 (no exceptions) Click here to learn more about the EAA Young Eagles Pilots and FREE Plane Rides


Caley Burke

Caley Burke

Caley Burke launches robots that land on the planet Mars or go off to explore other cool places in our solar system. She is an aerospace engineer with NASA's Launch Services Program at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. She analyzes the trajectories of the rockets, making sure they drop the spacecraft off at the right time and place in space.

Caley studied at Purdue University in Indiana and MIT in Boston for her bachelor's and master's degrees. She also joined the club rowing teams at both schools.

During the pandemic, Caley did a year long road trip across the USA, teleworking from the homes of her friends and family (and hotels when seeing national parks). Earlier this year she walked among penguins in Patagonia and saw Antarctica. She mentors 10-year-old Reign through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

Patrick Renna

Patrick Renna

Patrick Renna is an aerospace professional who has spent the previous 16 years supporting 65 launch campaigns for FAA, DoD, and NASA missions culminating in his current role as a Launch Operations Manager for NASA’s Launch Services Program at Kennedy Space Center, FL.

Patrick is currently working on the PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) mission that is a Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) led science mission which will launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in early February 2024, as well as the Europa Clipper mission which will launch in October 2024 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Heavy rocket and travel to Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons.

Patrick has a BS in Human Factors from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) a MS in Aeronautics from ERAU and a MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida (UCF). Prior to his current role supporting the Launch Services Program, Patrick was a Range Safety Engineer for NASA’s Range Flight Safety Program and a Systems Safety Engineer for the Space Shuttle Program.

In his down time, Patrick enjoys spending time with his family and friends surfing and skydiving when the weather permits.


Location & Parking

Million Air Hangar

2841 Flight Line Ave, Sanford, FL 32773

Aviation Day 2020 Parking Layout