The Vintage Flying Museum in Fort Worth will partner with the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals and the FAA to host an Aviation Career Education (ACE) Camp, June 7-11. The tuition-free week-long summer camp, for students between the ages of 14 and 18, explores careers in aviation and actual hands-on flying in aircraft provided by museum members and local volunteers. Tours of aviation-related businesses, an air traffic control tower, a mini-ground school and other aviation related activities are also provided.
“The purpose of the ACE Camp is to offer students first level exposure to employees in the aviation community,” said Charlyn ‘Chuckie’ Hospers, director of the Vintage Flying Museum. “Students who participate will learn about aviation history, theory of flight, fundamentals of aerodynamics, the role of government in aviation and the many careers in aviation that are available.”
Deadline for application for the ACE Camp is Friday, May 13. Applications can be downloaded at the Vintage Flying Museum website or the Black Aerospace Professionals site. There is a $20 application fee.