On Sunday, May 6, over 200 youth from the Sacramento region will be given an opportunity that many could only dream of. As part of a joint effort, the California Capital Airshow, Sacramento Jet Center, The Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, Rancho Cordova Police Activities League, Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, Sacramento County Airport System, and several other caring community partners will introduce regional youth to an eye-opening day of endless opportunity, inspiration and life-changing possibilities that await them around colorful airplanes, helicopters, police and fire vehicles, and more. The event has been aptly named, Positive Altitude.
Statistics show that exposure to such unique and interactive experiences expand a young person’s imagination and broadens their outlook on life, as well as their view of the world. ‘Positive Altitude’ isn’t just about aviation or the thrill of flying; this event is so much more. It is about the opportunities that lie ahead if these young people are given the tools to succeed. Half the battle is exposing children to life beyond their neighborhood, the latest gang, or their family legacy. With this unique event we hope to truly inspire these kids to strive for a better life and achieve the greatness that we all know they possess.
Student Pilots Take to the Sky!
Training aircraft will be on standby at the Sacramento Jet Center, each with an experienced instructor pilot to take six selected students on a 30 minute flight for an opportunity to get hands on experience and truly feel the thrill of flying a private aircraft! Each student pilot will receive a framed ‘First Flight’ certificate and pilot’s log book signed by their instructor.
In order to participate in Positive Altitude, each child was required to submit an application and/or essay. Applications and essays were accepted March 15th – April 30th through several community partners.
WHEN: Sunday, May 6 – Noon to 4:30pm
WHERE: Noon to 2:30pm – Sacramento Jet Center at Sacramento International Airport
Lunch, refreshments, t-shirts for the kids, and interactive opportunities such as unique aircraft and vehicle displays, police cars, fire trucks and more will be available to all. Many aviation-related community partners will be on hand to share stories, knowledge, and fun!
Sacramento Jet Center
5885 Flightline Circle
Sacramento, CA 95837
3:00 to 4:30pm – Discovery Museum Science & Space Center
Guests will then head over to the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, where they will enjoy a private tour and have the opportunity to explore the Museum’s newest exhibit, the Robotics Lab, where they will learn to construct and program robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology.
Discovery Museum Science & Space Center
3615 Auburn Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95821
*Images will be available after the event upon request
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