APPLICATION DEADLINE For Aviation Careers Education (ACE) Academy at VNY

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(Van Nuys, Calif.) Van Nuys Airport (VNY) will host its annual Aviation Careers Education (ACE) Academy for middle and high school students from July 19-21. This free summer educational program is open to all middle school and high school students, with priority given to students who live in areas neighboring the airport. The deadline to apply is July 1, and applications are available on the VNY website.

“For young people interested in aviation, there is nothing more exciting than getting a first-hand look at aviation careers and learning directly from experienced individuals in the field, including pilots, mechanics, engineers and aviation professionals,” said Flora Margheritis, Airport Manager, VNY.

Twenty-five students will be selected to participate in the program based on their desire to learn about aviation as demonstrated through an essay. Applications are available online at The three-day motivational program is designed to educate students about airport operations at both VNY and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), as well as highlight career and technical opportunities in the aviation industry.

Students will begin each day at VNY’s Public Observation Area before visiting selected locations across the airport’s dynamic operations. Masks will be required.

ACE Academy is one the airport’s many educational outreach programs that benefit local residents. Interested students are encouraged to apply early. For application information, please click here or contact the VNY Public and Community Relations office at (818) 442-6526

About Van Nuys Airport:

VNY is one of two airports owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), a self-supporting branch of the City of Los Angeles, governed by a seven-member Board of Airport Commissioners who are appointed by the mayor and approved by the Los Angeles City Council.

Dedicated to noncommercial air travel, VNY had over 300,000 operations in 2021. More than 200 businesses are located on the 730-acre airport, including four major fixed-base operators and numerous aviation service companies.


Annually, the airport contributes approximately $2 billion to the Southern California economy and supports over 10,000 jobs. In addition, VNY provides programs to benefit local residents along with educational initiatives and aviation-related career and training opportunities. For more information, visit, like us on Facebook at, follow us on Twitter and Instagram.


As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. Alternative formats in large print, braille, audio, and other forms (if possible) will be provided upon request.

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