Airport open house is Sunday

The Dublin Airport has an open house set for Saturday, allowing everyone to come and learn about all the exciting careers and advancements in the world of flight. 

The free “come-and-go” event will feature many speakers from different career paths and will kick off a new Aviation Explorers group meeting at the airport. 

The open house will start at 8 a.m., with breakfast available at the airport as Dublin’s taco truck is expected to be on-site.

Topics starting at 9 a.m. include airports, airplanes, airspace and radio. Topics at 10 a.m. include ground operations, flight attendants and airline dispatchers.

Topics at 11:30 a.m. include flight instructors, corporate pilots and commercial pilots followed by a half-hour break with lunch available on-site.

The final topics at 12:30 p.m. will address drones, man-carrying multicopters and electric aircraft.

Anyone attending in the sixth to 12th grade will be able to pick the topics they’d like to learn more about and join the explorers group for more education on those subjects.

Dublin Airport office supervisor and volunteer Brad Stanford said the June 30 event is open to everyone, but he particularly invited kids interested in flying and all the jobs that go along with it.

“Ninety-nine percent of flying is not flying,” Stanford said, also encouraging kids interested in communications, weather, mapping and planning to attend, as a lot of people work on the ground to make sure planes can travel smoothly and safely.

“There’s an amazing amount of infrastructure it takes to run planes every day,” he said. “There is a lot of human effort that goes into this field.” 

Stanford said the schedule of guest speakers is the result of two months of planning by him and George Niebling of the Texas Trail Scouts of America, who previously worked in aviation. 

For more information, call 445-4404 or find Dublin Municipal Airport 9F0 on Facebook.

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