HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (April 6, 2013) -- Airplane lovers and career seekers are invited to attend the second annual Aerospace Day, which will be held from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. today, April 6 at Hot Springs Memorial Field, 525 Airport Road.

The event is free of charge and open to the public. Ample free parking is available onsite.

Representatives from various companies and educational institutions will be on hand to discuss local career opportunities in the aerospace industry.

"Local aerospace jobs are available right now," said Airport Director George Downie. "These jobs often become careers, as people tend to stay in the field once their training is complete."

High school students and those seeking new careers are encouraged to attend.

Henderson State University will bring a flight simulator and training aircraft display. National Park Community College, area airframe & powerplant (A&P) schools, and military recruiters will offer applications and additional information. AAR will provide facility tours, and Western Pilot, Inc. will give an air tanker water drop demonstration.

A highlight for families and airplane lovers of all ages will be the Commemorative Air Force Missouri Wing's B-25 "Show Me" Mitchell Bomber and TBM-3 Avenger Torpedo Bomber on display.

The B-25 will also be available for "Living History" rides for $395 per person, which include pre- and post-flight briefings and a half-hour flight. Advance reservations by calling 314-486-1205 are preferred, as each flight must carry five passengers. Flights may be available on event day.

For more information on Aerospace Day, call the airport at 321-6750.

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