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Aviation Career Education Academies

The Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy Grant Program supports aerospace and aviation workforce development in North Carolina with grants of up to $3,000 per academy for public airports that host aerospace and aviation career-focused summer academies for middle and high school students.

Applications are accepted in the fall for academies offered the following summer. 

North Carolina’s program aligns with the Federal Aviation Administration's ACE Academy program​, which seeks to provide young people the opportunity to explore and pursue the many rewarding careers available in the aviation sector.

2023 North Carolina ACE Academies 

​ Airport
​Currituck County Regional Airport 
​264 Airport Road, Maple
​William Nelson
(252) 453-2876
​Curtis L. Brown Jr. Airfield 
​466 Airport Road, Elizabethtown
​Russell Worley
(910) 874-3719
​Fayetteville Regional Airport
​400 Airport Road, Suite 1, Fayetteville

Deontae Watson
(910) 433-1623
​Henderson-Oxford Airport
​6514 Airport Road, Oxford 
​Amanda Welsh
(919) 693-5769
​Triangle North Executive Airport 
​440 Airport Road, Louisburg 
​Amanda Welsh
(919) 693-5769
​Kinston Regional Jetport
​2780 Jetport Road, Kinston
​Amy Jones
(252) 527-1109
​Smith Reynolds Airport
​Forsyth Tech Mazie S. Woodruff Aviation Technology Lab, 2739 Aviation Drive, Winston-Salem
​Alexandria Shaw 
(336) 306-8145
​Statesville Regional Airport 
​238 Airport Road, Statesville 
​John M. Ferguson 
(704) 873-1111
​Washington Warren Airport

​201 Airport Road, Washington

​Al Powell 
(609) 412-9743
​Wilmington International Airport​
​1740 Airport Blvd., Wilmington 
​Erin McNally 
(910) 341-4333


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