Minnesota Flyer - Serving Midwest Aviation Since 1960

By Dan McDowell
MnDOT Aeronautics 

Plan to be an ACE

 

December 1, 2018

Archive photo Minnesota Flyer

Balloon launch at an ACE Camp event 2017.

Students in the 10 through 12th grades have an opportunity to experience more aviation than they probably thought exists. They can do that by attending the one of the 2019 Aviation Education Careers (ACE) Camp. At ACE Camp in June or July, students will spend one week of their summer fully immersed in exploring the many exciting facets of aviation and dozens of well-paying careers found in the aviation industry!

Camps are held in June and July accommodating 30 or more students per camp. There students will receive hands on experience flying a fixed-wing airplane, a helicopter, and a glider under the supervision of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certificated flight instructor. ACE Camp students will get behind-the-scenes tours tailored specifically for ACE, at Delta Airlines Maintenance Facility, the Minneapolis International Airport, the Metropolitan Airports Commission Field Maintenance operation, the MSP Air Traffic Control tower, and much more.

In addition ACE Camp students will have opportunities to talk with many aviation industry people who are currently working in the career fields that ACE camp students will be exploring. They will learn about careers including pilots, maintenance technicians, air traffic controllers, flight instructors, aviation meteorologists, aerospace scientists, aerospace engineers, and many more.

To participate in ACE Camp, students must be entering grades 10, 11 or 12 in the 2018-2019 school year. Minnesota students and students who have at least one parent or guardian living or working in Minnesota have priority in registering. Students from outside of Minnesota will be considered on a space-available basis. Financial assistance is available, based on individual need.

Now is the perfect time to begin planning to be an Ace at the 2019 ACE Camp. For an application, price, and camp date information, go to: http://www.mnacecamp.org . Please do that today as both camps fill quickly. Your investment in attending ACE Camp will positively change your life!

 

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