Hot Springs Aerospace Day and Job Fair, a family-friendly, free event, will be held on Friday, April 17 at Hot Springs Memorial Field, with representatives from various companies and educational institutions on hand to discuss a variety of local career opportunities in the aerospace industry. High school students considering a future occupation, as well as those thinking of switching to a new career, are encouraged to attend. The airport is located at 525 Airport Road.
Henderson State University will bring a flight simulator and training aircraft display. Representatives from National Park Community College, various airframe and power plant (A&P) schools, military recruiters and local aerospace industries will be on hand with applications and additional information. Aviation art by the Hot Springs Traditional Arts Guild will be displayed on April 18 in the airport terminal building. AAR Aircraft Services will provide facility tours, and Western Pilot, Inc. will give an air tanker water drop demonstration. Other vintage airplanes will also be on static display.
Families can also enjoy the “Rhythm at the Runway” Fountain Lake High School Band benefit car show on Saturday, April 18 on the airport front lawn.
The Commemorative Air Force Missouri Wing’s three vintage airplanes, the B-25 “Show Me” Mitchell Bomber, TBM-3 Avenger Torpedo Bomber and the L-3E “Defender,” will arrive on Thursday, April 16 and depart on the morning of Sunday, April 19. They will be on static display on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with “living history” rides on all three aircraft offered by advance reservation for a fee. Interested individuals can call 321-6750 to book a flight.
Headquartered in Midland, Texas, the Commemorative Air Force is a non-profit organization whose primary mission has been to acquire, restore and preserve in flying condition historic U.S. combat aircraft for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations of Americans. For more information, visit www.cafmo.org .