Flabob Airport in Riverside, Calif., will host Air Academies for grades 6 through 11 this summer.
Designed to be a hands-on program, the students will learn about weather from a former member of the Apollo Project and history from a former member of the Berlin Airlift. They also will have classes on reciprocating engines, jets and rockets. Each student will build and launch a real rocket. The section on theory of flight will include building part of a wing. No previous experience is necessary, but a serious interest in aviation is essential.
The programs run Tuesdays through Fridays, with Saturdays being reserved for Flight Days. The Middle School program, catering to grades 6, 7, and 8, runs July 7-11 and Oct. 6-10. High School students can attend July 14-17, with a Flight Day on Aug. 8 and Aug. 11-14 with a Flight Day on Sept. 12.
Classes run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and lunch is included. The fee for attending is $75 and classes are limited to 14 students.
For more information: Call Kathy Rohm at 951-683-2309, ext. 104 or visit Flabob.org.