Aviation Education Takes Off This Summer with ACE Academies

Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy Schools are launching again this summer. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) cosponsors these unique summer education opportunities with the Organization of Black Aviation Professionals (OBAP) and many local, statewide and regional groups. Elementary, middle and high school students can engage in a wide range of aviation career exploration and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) experiences.

“The aerospace community wants the best, brightest, and most diverse group of people from all walks of life and programs like the ACE Academies play an important role in making that happen by connecting young people to potential careers in aviation,” said FAA Deputy Administrator A. Bradley Mims.

Kids can participate in the following activities and more:

  • Lessons in flight planning, aviation history and the physics of flight
  • Field trips to aviation-related sites
  • Instruction on aircraft design and maintenance
  • Flight simulations and, in some locations, flights in aircraft

Dates, locations, cost, and age requirements vary according to sponsoring organizations. Learn more here.