This full day program aims to engage and excite students about the possibility of careers in the aviation industry and make them aware of the pathways available. The program starts at Mawson Lakes campus and culminates with an interactive visit to Parafield Airport.

Students have the opportunity to think about aviation as a career and enjoy a number of hands-on experiences as they explore the skills, attitudes and disciplines essential for a future in aviation.

What will Students do?

The full day program consists of the following interactive workshop activities:

  • Aviation Essentials
    • Scientific concepts and terminology relating to flight
    • The conditions of flight
    • Flight instrumentation and the control surfaces of fixed wing aircraft

These activities are conducted by a UniSA Connect Schools Officer.

  • Simulator Laboratory
    • Students experience flying a plane in the University’s flight simulator laboratory, using the latest in flight simulator technology.

This session is conducted by aviation instructors from the University of South Australia.

  • Visit to Parafield Airport
    • Activities may include:
      • Pre-flight inspection of a Plane on the airport tarmac
      • Visiting the engineering/maintenance hangar
      • Careers pathway and university study information

These activities are conducted by experienced demonstrators, typically pilots from the airport.

Please note: activities at Parafield Airport can change without notice, depending on the circumstances of the airport’s operations on the day. 


As this program is a practical activity, students and accompanying adults will be required to wear closed in shoes and appropriate dress.

  • Students will receive confirmation of booking, registration details and pre-visit information.
  • The program can only accommodate a maximum of 15 students.
  • Individual students may register.
  • Duty of care will be carried by UniSA Connect staff.
  • Students will be transported between Mawson Lakes Campus and Parafield Airport by University transport.


Thank you for your interest, but this workshop is fully booked for 2018


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