Raleigh Aviation Career Education Camp Provides Students Opportunity to Learn about Aviation Careers Wednesday, June 6, 2012

RALEIGH – There is still time for middle and high school students in the Triangle to have the opportunity to learn about aviation at an Aviation Career Education camp in Raleigh this summer.

As many as 30 rising seventh through ninth graders can attend the middle school ACE camps, while high school camps will be held for as many as 30 students in grades 10-12. Both camps will be held at Leesville Road High School in Raleigh, with the high school camp running from June 18-22 and the middle school camp July 16-20. The camp director is Michael Kelley, who teaches aerospace technology at Leesville Road.

“ACE camps provide an opportunity to introduce our youth to aviation careers while highlighting our state’s expanding aerospace industry,” said N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation Director Richard Walls.

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 (which can make a jet turn faster and more tightly), 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.

For more information and applications, click here or contact Kelley at mkelleyatp@gmail.com





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