ACE Academy Provides Students Opportunity to Learn About Aviation Careers Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Camps to be held in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Raleigh, Elizabeth City and Monroe

RALEIGH – Middle and high school students will have the opportunity to learn more about aviation-related job opportunities at five Aviation Career Education Academies that will be held across North Carolina this summer.

“Governor Bev Perdue’s top priorities are creating jobs and education,” said N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation Director Richard Walls. “ACE camps provide an opportunity to introduce our youth to aviation careers while highlighting our state’s expanding aerospace industry.”

Students in seventh through ninth grades can attend the middle school ACE academies, while high school academies will be held for students in grades 10-12. The camps will be located in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Raleigh, Elizabeth City and Monroe, and a maximum of 30 students will be able to participate in each camp session.

Students will learn about the theory of flight, aviation’s history, aircraft maintenance and new technologies. Attendees will study real world aviation applications, aviation principles such as thrust and vectoring, and aircraft construction. They also will have the opportunity to fly radio-controlled aircraft and work on aircraft model design projects, as well as take field trips to aviation industry businesses and have the opportunity to fly in an airplane.

The middle school ACE academies will be held at:

·         Greensboro, June 11–15

o   Guilford Technical Community College’s Aviation Center, 260 N. Regional Road;

o   Cost: $150 per student;

o   For more information, contact Audrey Floyd at (336) 454-1126 ext. 4913 or via email at amfloyd@gtcc.edu.

 

 ·         Winston-Salem, June 18-22

o   Ibraham Elementary School, 5036 Old Walkertown Road;

o   Cost: $65 per student;

o   For more information, call (336) 721-9020 or email lbrtycdc@bellsouth.net.

 

·         Raleigh, July 16-20

o   Leesville Road High School, 8409 Leesville Road;

o   Cost: $150 per student;

o   For more information, contact Mike Kelley at mkelleyatp@gmail.com.

The high school ACE academies will be held at:

·         Greensboro, June 11–15

o   Guilford Technical Community College’s Aviation Center;

o   Cost: $150 per student;

o   For more information, contact Audrey Floyd at (336) 454-1126 ext. 4913 or via email at amfloyd@gtcc.edu.

 

·         Elizabeth City, June 17–22 (co-ed camp); July 8-13 (all-female camp)

o   Elizabeth City State University, 1704 Weeksville Road;

o   Cost: $150 per student;

o   Registrations for all-female camp will be accepted until June 6;

o   For more information, contact Tangie Bonds at (252) 335-3443 or via email at aviation@mail.ecsu.edu.

 

·         Raleigh, June 18-22

o   Leesville Road High School;

o   Cost: $150 per student;

o   For more information, contact Mike Kelley at mkelleyatp@gmail.com

 

·         Winston-Salem, June 25-29

o   Ibraham Elementary School

o   Cost: $65 per student;

o   For more information, call (336) 721-9020 or email lbrtycdc@bellsouth.net.

A combination middle school/high school camp for rising seventh through 10th graders will be held in Monroe from July 16–20 at South Piedmont Community College, 4209 Old Charlotte Highway. The cost is $150 per student. For more information, contact Jan Ball at jball@monroenc.org.

For more information and applications, go to www.ncaviationeducation.com. For general information about the program, please contact NCDOT Division of Aviation Safety and Education Specialist Tom Freeman at tfreeman@ncdot.gov or call This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  (919) 840-0112.

 

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