For everything you need to know about Purdue Aviation Day 2023.
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
ALPA Panel: Meet the Pros
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Purdue Pete Appearance
12:00 PM - 12:20 PM
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
From the Classroom to the Cockpit
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Jet Boss: Captain Laura Savino
2:30 PM - 3:05 PM
US Army Golden Knights Parachute Jump
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Coloring, Airplane Making Crafts, Photo Booth
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Pin the Prop on the Airplane
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Falconry Presentation: Dr. Hagovsky
- T6 Texan
- Embraer 175
- CRJ 900
- Piper Archer Tx
- Piper Seminole
- Cesna 172
- CRJ 550
- Pilatus PC-24
- Bell 407
- C-45 Twin Beech
- Gulfstream G280
- Gulfstream G4
Jet Boss: Captain Laura Savino, a Purdue Aviation Technology Alumni talks about how to take risks and fly high.
Captain Laura Savino is a Purdue School of Aviation and Transportation Alumna. By the age of twenty-five, she was flying around the world for United Airlines. Laura has continued to give back to the aviation community through her participation in organizations such as Women in Aviation Organization International and the International Society of Women Airline Pilots. Now as an award-winning author and motivational speaker, she wants to help other young women rock STEM fields!
From the Classroom to the Cockpit: A Purdue Alum's journey as a Navy test pilot and researcher
Native to Indiana, Jonathon Parry graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics in 2011 after joining the Navy in 2008, where he continues to serve to this day. A graduate of the United States Navy Test Pilot School, he recently served at VX-23 in Patuxent River, Maryland as the Next Generation Jammer-Mid Band Aeromechanical Project Officer while earning a Master’s in Applied Data Science from Syracuse University. He currently serves as a Deputy Program Manager at the Airborne Electronic Attack Program Office while pursuing a Doctor of Technology degree from Purdue University focusing on the test and evaluation of learning enabled systems. He has accumulated over 1,000 flight hours in over 25 different aircraft since joining the Navy.
Meet the Pros: ALPA Panelists
A panel of Aviation Professionals presented by the Air Line Pilots Association. Hear from airline pilots, flight attendants, air traffic controllers, airport executives, and airline managers. The panel will dive into their backgrounds, how they ended up in their positions, and important tools for success in the aviation industry. Bring your questions and come meet the pros!
Airport Operations Manager
Medford Rogue Valley Airport (MFR)
Indianapolis Center Controller
Associate General Legal Counsel - International
EQUAL Business Resource Group
CRJ First Officer - DTW
Northbound traffic along US-52 will park in our North Lot. Southbound US-52 traffic will use our South Lot. Prefered covered parking is avaliable for purchase, the North Lot and South Lot are FREE.
ADA Parking is avaliable in all lots. Shuttles will pick up regularly from the North and Prefered lots.
Our Executive Team of dedicated student leaders and 200+ passionate volunteers have worked hard to create a safe, fun, and informative environment for you to explore all that aviation has to offer! As an entirely student-run event, your feedback is incredibly valuable to us, and to the future of PAD.
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