Camps to be held in Greensboro,
Winston-Salem, Raleigh, Elizabeth City and Charlotte RALEIGH – Middle and high school students will have the opportunity to learn
more about aviation and aviation-related job opportunities at five Aviation
Career Education academies that will be held across North Carolina this summer.
The ACE camps are sponsored by the N.C. Department of Transportation Division
of Aviation and the North Carolina Airports Association.
“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 Deputy Secretary for Transit Richard Walls."
Students in seventh
through ninth grades can attend the middle school ACE camps in Greensboro,
Raleigh and Winston-Salem. High school camps will be held for students in
grades 10-12 at Elizabeth City, Greensboro, Raleigh and Winston-Salem, while
Charlotte will conduct a camp for rising fifth-through-seventh graders for the
first time. A maximum of 30 students will be able to participate in most of the
camps. Charlotte will have 12 spots open for each of its camps.
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.
Here is a list of
this summer’s ACE camps:
Middle School Camps
June 10–14 at Guilford Technical Community College’s Aviation Center, 260 North
Regional Road. Cost: $150 per student. For more information, contact Audrey
Floyd at (336) 334-4822 ext. 59010 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 15–19 at Leesville Road High School, 8409 Leesville Road. Cost: $150 per
student. For more information, contact Mike Kelley at
June 17–21 at the Liberty Community Development Center, 1713 N. Liberty Street.
Cost: $75 per student. For more information, contact email@example.com or call (336)
High School Camps
City: June 23- 28 at Elizabeth City State University (co-ed camp), 1704
Weeksville Road. July 14 –19 (female-only camp). Cost: $150 per student. Registrations
for all-female camp will be accepted until June 6. For more information,
contact Tangie Bonds at (252) 335-3443 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 10-14 at Guilford Technical Community College’s Aviation Center. Cost:
$150 per student. For more information, contact Audrey Floyd at (336) 334-4822
ext. 59010 or via email at email@example.com.
June 17–21 at Leesville Road High School. Cost: $150 per student. For more
information, contact Mike Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 24–28 at Liberty Community Development Center. Cost: $75 per student. For
more information, contact email@example.com
or (336) 721-9020.
Other ACE Camps:
Pilot’s Academy, June 17-21 for rising fifth- through seventh-graders at the
Carolinas Aviation Museum (at Charlotte Douglas International Airport), 4672
First Flight Drive. The cost is $275 for museum members, $325 for non-members.
For more information, go to www.discoveryplace.org/content/camps/pdfs/5.pdf
(under Pilot’s Academy).
Ground School, July 15-19 for rising seventh- through ninth-graders at Discovery
Place Museum, 301 N. Tryon St. The cost is $300 for museum members, $350 for
non-members. For more information, go to www.discoveryplace.org/content/camps/pdfs/5.pdf
(listed under Ground School for Aspiring Pilots).
For more information
and applications, go to www.ncdot.gov/aviation/events/highlight/ace_camp.html
or contact NCDOT Division of Aviation Safety and Education Specialist Tom
Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (919) 814-0559.
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