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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.