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05/22/2015 12:00 AM

Join Van Nuys Airport in a week long aviation academy experience


(Van Nuys Airport, California – May 21, 2015) Selected students from high school and middle schools will spend a week of their summer vacation traveling Los Angeles County to explore the world of aviation. During the free, week long Aviation Careers Education (ACE) Academy hosted by Van Nuys Airport (VNY), students will receive a first-hand look at aviation related career opportunities, as well as tips for entering the industry.

Participants will be selected based on their desire to learn about aviation and will visit various facilities including Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Long Beach Airport (LGB), Santa Monica Museum of Flying and tours of iconic businesses in the industry. They will learn directly from experienced individuals in the aviation field including airline pilots, veterans, mechanics and aviation professionals.

The ACE Academy’s main objective is to educate students about the aviation industry and to provide them the opportunity to explore different career options that are not commonly known in the aviation field.

VNY’s ACE Academy will begin July 13 – July 17 for middle school students and continue

July 27 – 31, for high school students. Applications must be submitted by June 5, 2015.

About Van Nuys Airport:

One of the world's busiest general aviation airports, VNY serves as a valued San Fernando Valley resource, providing ongoing leadership in general aviation, business and

community service. Dedicated to noncommercial air travel, VNY had over 232,000 operations in 2014. More than 100 businesses are located on the 730-acre airport, including three major fixed base operators and numerous aviation service companies.

Annually, the airport contributes approximately $1.3 billion to the Southern California economy and supports over 12,000 jobs. In addition, VNY provides programs to benefit local residents, along with educational initiatives and aviation-related career and training opportunities. For more information, visit, like us on Facebook at, follow us on Twitter at and Instagram at

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