ACE Academy in Raleigh Highlights Aviation, Careers Tuesday, May 7, 2013

High school camp in June, middle school in July; both at Leesville Road High School

RALEIGH – There is still time for middle and high school students in the Triangle to learn about aviation at Aviation Career Education camps in Raleigh this summer, sponsored by the N.C. Department of Transportation Division of Aviation and the North Carolina Airports Association.

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 rising 10th- through 12th-graders. Both camps will be held at Leesville Road High School in Raleigh, with the high school camp running June 17-21 and the middle school camp running July 15-19. The camp director is Michael Kelley, who teaches aerospace technology at Leesville Road High School.

Students will learn about the theory of flight, aviation 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 fly in an airplane.

For more information and applications, click here or contact Kelley at Applicants can also contact NCDOT Division of Aviation Safety and Education Specialist Tom Freeman at (919) 814-0559 or


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