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Aspiring future aviators invited to upcoming 15 Wing tour with Elevate Aviation

Students aged 12 - 18 pursuing a career in aviation or who are otherwise curious about their futures are invited to attend the eighth annual Elevate Aviation Cross Country Tour as it stops at Moose Jaw on Friday, May 31

Students pursuing a career in aviation or who are otherwise curious about their futures are invited to attend the eighth annual Elevate Aviation Cross Country Tour as it stops at Moose Jaw later this month.

The event will take place on Friday, May 31 from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with specific details still subject to change. The tour is completely free and is intended for students between the ages of 12 – 18.

The day’s events will include a meeting with local airport enthusiasts from both the Moose Jaw Flying Club and the Moose Jaw Municipal Airport, which is where the tour is set to begin.

As well, participants will be able to visit 15 Wing Moose Jaw and view static aircraft displays, engage in hands-on activities, and take multiple tours of the air base with CAE (Canadian Aviation Electronics Ltd.) and 15 Wing staff. The highlight of the visit may very well be the chance to try out an aircraft simulator at the base.

“It’ll be a day filled with thrills, surprises, and unforgettable moments,” announced Jacklyn Zacher, Elevate Aviation’s Cross Country Tour regional lead military ambassador.

Elevate Aviation is a not-for-profit organization founded in Edmonton, Alta., back in 2015. The organization’s mission is to provide a platform for women and under-represented groups to enable them to thrive and succeed through careers in aviation.

Elevate Aviation introduces women and youth to careers in the industry through numerous programs that include tours, speaking engagements, mentorships, webinars, and the Edmonton-based Elevate Aviation Learning Centre.

The upcoming Elevate Aviation Cross Country Tour is just one of these programs and seeks to empower youth to consider a rewarding career in the aviation industry. To achieve this, the organization provides inspirational presentations and behind-the-scenes tours of airport venues.

From May 21 – 31, the tour will visit 29 Canadian cities in its biggest event to date running from Newfoundland to the Northwest Territories, British Columbia, “and everywhere in between.”

In each day-long event, participants will hear directly from women employed in a variety of aviation careers including pilots, flight attendants, air traffic controllers, airport operators, mechanics, and serving members of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).

As part of the tour, guests will get a behind-the-scenes introduction on how local aviation facilities work, including the aerodrome, air traffic control towers, aircraft hangars, and flight school classrooms.

The upcoming Elevate Aviation event is made possible thanks to sponsors from 15 Wing Moose Jaw, CAE, the Moose Jaw Flying Club, and the Moose Jaw Municipal Airport.

“We cannot thank our sponsors enough for providing personnel, tours, speakers, lunch, and aircraft on display for the students,” Zacher said in a statement of appreciation.

Elevate Aviation is committed to fostering diversity and empowering women and under-represented groups to soar in aviation careers, according to its website.

“Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a movement shaping aviation’s future right here in Moose Jaw… Welcome aboard!”

Guests will meet at 8 a.m. on the morning of Friday, May 31 at the Moose Jaw Municipal Airport, located 14.8 kilometres northeast of downtown Moose Jaw along Highway 301 North.

To register for the Elevate Aviation tour, visit

Make sure to register as soon as possible as the DND (Department of National Defence) requires the full name, citizenship status, and date of birth for each guest. As well, the DND will require a signed photograph consent form that will be sent out to participants before the event.

This consent form can also be found online at the above Elevate Aviation link.

For more information about Elevate Aviation and its mission, visit

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