HOT SPRINGS – Airplane lovers and career seekers can mark their calendars for the third annual Aerospace Day, slated for Saturday, April 19 at Hot Springs Memorial Field, 525 Airport Road. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
Representatives from various companies and educational institutions will be on hand to discuss local career opportunities in the aerospace industry. “Aerospace jobs are available right now, right here in Hot Springs,” said Airport Director George Downie. “These jobs often become careers, as people tend to stay in the field once they receive the training they need.” High school students considering a future occupation, as well as individuals who are thinking of switching to a new career, are encouraged to attend.
Henderson State University will bring a flight simulator and training aircraft display. National Park Community College, various airframe and powerplant (A&P) schools, and military recruiters will be on hand with applications and additional information. A highlight for families and airplane lovers of all ages will be the Commemorative Air Force Missouri Wing’s B-25 Mitchell Bomber and TBM-3 Avenger Torpedo Bomber. The aircraft will be arriving April 17 and be on static display April 18 and 19. The World War II vintage aircraft will be available for rides for a fee. Aviation art by the Hot Springs Traditional Arts Guild will be on display April 19 in the airport’s terminal building. There will also be a carnival on the front lawn of the airport from April 14 until April 20. AAR will provide facility tours, and Western Pilot, Inc. will give an air tanker water drop demonstration.
For information on event sponsorship opportunities, contact Downie at 321-6750.