Virtual Airport Tour
Welcome aboard! Van Nuys Airport has launched a free virtual tour program for elementary school students with a taste for adventure. Come visit one of the world’s busiest general aviation airports, learn how airplanes fly and explore exciting careers in aviation.
Adapted from the airport’s popular on-site tour program, which has been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 12-minute video is geared toward young learners, but is also engaging for teachers and parents.
Guided by the airport’s colorful mascot Vinny, the tour provides a behind-the-scenes look at the diverse aircraft, operations and aviation businesses located on the 730-acre airfield. Students will view propeller airplanes, jets and helicopters take off and land, as well as learn about taxiways, runways, hangars and other airport components. Along the way, they will also meet airport police officers and firefighters who are busy keeping the airfield and community safe!
Click HERE to access Virtual Tour.
Virtual Guest Speaker
Want to meet a pilot, aircraft mechanic, air traffic controller or other airport employee? Opportunities are available for tour groups to schedule a virtual 15-minute question and answer session with a guest speaker. For more information, please call the VNY Public and Community Relations Office at 818.442.6526.
Fun Activities and Resources
There are plenty of online learning activities and resources to enjoy from home, including these fun coloring and activity books.
Check out the links below for additional at-home aviation activities!