Aviation Gateway Park, formerly known as College Park, is a newly interactive and engaging experience has been reimagined as a gateway to aviation, helping attendees discover the possibilities in innovation and education, as well as careers in aviation.
Aviation Gateway Park includes the popular Innovations Center presented by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), where some of the most intriguing concepts in aviation technology are on display; the Education/Career Center presented by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where more than 20 college aviation programs showcase possibilities for young aviation enthusiasts who seek schooling and careers; and a special forums area also presented by NATCA, highlighting the people and programs in this area.
A plaza area between the three main structures will be a popular gathering place and home for some of the returning activities from last year’s College Park complex, including a social for college aviation students and an aviation job fair hosted by aviation-related companies seeking employees.
One of the highlights of Aviation Gateway Park will be a new “Drone Cage,” where unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will be demonstrated each day during AirVenture. Manufacturer demos, educational presentations, obstacle course contests, and free flight can be viewed from all sides of the cage, including from bleachers inside the Park’s Innovations Center.