Raleigh - Students interested in aviation can explore the field this June and July through summer camps across the state.
The Aviation Career Education camps, made possible by grants from the N.C. Department of Transportation's Division of Aviation, offer middle and high school students the chance to learn more about the aviation industry and its career opportunities.
Students will explore a number of aspects of aviation, including flight theory, aviation history, aircraft construction and maintenance, and drones (unmanned aircraft systems), as well as real-world applications and principles. They will also enjoy the opportunity to fly radio-controlled aircraft and work on aircraft model design projects, take field trips to aviation industry businesses and fly in an airplane (most locations).
Here is the list of the 2016 ACE Camp locations and contact information:
June 19-25: Elizabeth City, ECSU, Grades 9-12. Contact: Dr. Rawat, firstname.lastname@example.org or (252) 335-3846.
June 20-25: Greensboro, SE Middle School, Grades 5-9. Contact: Steve Flippin, email@example.com.
June 26-July 1: Elizabeth City, ECSU, High School Grades. Contact: Dr. Rawat, firstname.lastname@example.org or (252) 335-3846.
June 27-July 1: Winston-Salem, Air & Auto Center (Smith Reynolds Airport), Grades 5-9. Application available at: AirandAuto.org. Contact: Steve Flippin, email@example.com.
July 11-15: Charlotte, Carolina Aviation Museum (CAM), "Future Pilots ACE Camp," Grades 5-7. See website for details.
*NEW! Special Saturday Camps offered multiple weekends at the Carolinas Aviation Museum. See website for details.
For more information about the camps, contact TC Freeman, NCDOT Aviation Safety and Education Specialist at (919) 814-0559 or firstname.lastname@example.org.