Sri Lanka aviation industry targets young people

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Sept 23, 2008 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s aviation industry, including the Air Force, civil aviation authorities and flying schools, are putting themselves on display in Colombo this week vying for the attention of young people, organizers of an aero exhibition said. The exhibition will also provide a chance for young people to interact with professionals who are working in different sections of the industry. The aero exhibition will open on September 24 for school children and be open to the aviation loving general public on September 25 at the Royal College junior ground in Colombo, organizers the Royal College Aviation Society said.

The Sri Lanka Air Force, Civil Aviation Authority, aviation schools Skyline Aviation and the Asian Aviation Centre, will be exhibiting.

Air Force officers would be on hand to make presentations and conduct lectures about aeronautics as well missions on the field.

An expert on gliders will teach young visitors to the exhibition how to make gliders.

Representatives of aviation schools and Air Force will also offer career guidance about job opportunities available in the aviation industry.

The Royal College Aviation Society says it hopes to increase awareness and knowledge of the aviation industry of the country