5th Annual Aviation Education Day

Saturday, August 12, 2023 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


We are excited to host our 5th annual Aviation Education Day presented by Corporate Wings at South Bend International Airport! This event grew five-fold last year, and we are thrilled to keep the momentum going this year with additional activities, more food options, and even the chance to win a $250 Allegiant travel voucher!

This free event is open to the public for people of all ages. If you’re interested in learning more about aviation, having the opportunity to get a glimpse behind the scenes at the airport, and experiencing a day full of aviation-related fun, this event is perfect for you! It will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the airfield at the Studebaker Hangar west of the main terminal.

A very special thank you goes to Visit South Bend and Atlantic Aviation for their support of this year’s event!

Here’s what you can expect:

✈️ General Aviation & Commercial Aircraft Displays
✈️ Young Eagles Introductory Flights for kids ages 8-17*
✈️ Private Pilot Ground School Presentations
✈️ F-16 Drone Demonstrations by Drone Pilot Brady Ornat
✈️ Airport Equipment Showcase – Snow Equipment, Firetrucks & De-icing Vehicles
✈️ Airfield Tours + Photo Opportunities on the Runway
✈️ Career/Job Expo
✈️ Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts Aviation Badge Completion
✈️ Three Virtual Reality Simulator Trailers
✈️ Aviation Bounce House/Games/Arts & Crafts
✈️ Sweazy Q Catering Food Truck**
✈️ Victorian Pantry Catering Food Truck**
✈️ Junbuggies Authentic Mexican Food Truck**
✈️ Kona Ice Shaved Ice**

*Flights available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration at check-in requires a parent/guardian signature.
**Fees apply.

Join us for a day of fun, food, and all things aviation at South Bend International Airport!

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