Aviation Explorer Post 707

Supporting Aviation Education of Young Men and Women Ages 14-20

Aviation Explorer Post 707

Everyone dreams of flying. Aviation Explorer Post 707 supports aviation education of youth (boys and girls) ages 14-20 years as part of Boy Scouts of America Exploring program.

Aviation Exploring gives kids and young adults the tools, guidance, and expertise to turn dreams of flying into a career. Young men and women gain hands-on experience and learn from aviation professionals, which sets them up for future success in the aviation industry.

Exploring is all about helping young men and women to make a more informed decision about future careers and determine if a particular career is the right one for them. Typically, a young adult will either: 1) get involved, learn about a career, and decide to pursue it; OR 2) learn enough about the career to determine it’s not the right fit for them.  It’s better to learn as a young adult that a career is not for you, than after spending lots of money on an education only to THEN discover you don’t like the career! Exploring leaders volunteer their time to provide real-world career experiences for young adults. Exploring is not about lectures and slide shows—it’s about gaining practical experience in a career field. The result is a program of activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, and develop.

For more information contact Education Chair Dave Ford at 707-544-4437 or email av8r@sonic.net.

Discovering Aviation

Aviation Exploring combines some classroom training with flying lessons. Explorers get to experience firsthand what it’s like to be a pilot, aircraft mechanic, flight engineer, or air traffic controller, and so much more.

Aviation Explorers will:

  • Participate in hands-on projects
  • Develop flying skills
  • Learn aviation protocols and leadership methods
  • Understand the importance of teamwork in a professional setting
  • Network with professionals who work in these careers daily
  • Learn about the educational requirements for a career in aviation

Five Areas of Emphasis

  • Career opportunities
  • Leadership experience
  • Life skills
  • Citizenship
  • Character education

How to Participate

There is an annual participation fee per Explorer Scout due from the local Post to the national organization. The PCAM Aviation Explorer Scout Post Committee is reviewing program costs and possible sponsors. Please contact the committee (listed below), if you would like to be a Post sponsor. Scholarships will be developed and made available for any student who cannot afford any fees—no student will be turned away due to financial hardship.

Meeting at PCAM, Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

For more information please contact one or more of the following

Danelle Jacobs, Aviation Explorer Post PCAM Rep, 707-696-8482 or 707-829-1161 or email dkjscouts@gmail.com

Dave Ford, PCAM VP, Board of Directors 707-486-8509 or 707-544-4437 or email av8r@sonic.net

PCAM Office at 707-575-7900 or admin@pacificcoastairmuseum.org


There’s always something great going on at the Pacific Coast Air Museum. We have Open Cockpit weekends once a month,  special events throughout the year, and regular hot dog lunches. We host school field trips, special group tours, birthday parties, and family get-togethers, all among our collection of historic aircraft and educational exhibits.