Middle and high school students will have the opportunity to learn more about aviation-related job opportunities at five Aviation Career Education Academies that will be held across North Carolina this summer.
“Governor Bev Perdue’s top priorities are creating jobs and education,” said N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation Director Richard Walls. (shown at right) “ACE camps provide an opportunity to introduce our youth to aviation careers while highlighting our state’s expanding aerospace industry.”
Students in seventh through ninth grades can attend the middle school ACE academies, while high school academies will be held for students in grades 10-12. The camps will be located in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Raleigh, Elizabeth City and Monroe, and a maximum of 30 students will be able to participate in each camp session.
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.
To find the locations for middle school ACE academies go to: http://www.ncdot.org/aviation/ and click on "Latest News."