Aviation & Career Education Camp for young people

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Hartness State Airport in North Springfield, Vt. will be hosting the Aviation Career Education 2019 day camp from July 29 through Aug. 2. The camp will provide a valuable opportunity for area girls and boys, between the ages of 12 and 15, to learn more about aviation through a variety of experiences.

The ACE Camp is a hands-on aviation program that allows young people to explore the dynamics of a variety of aviation-related careers. Professional, military, and civilian experts will introduce campers to the principles of flight, teamwork, pre-flight safety, building and launching model rockets, plotting navigation courses, flight simulators, and much more. FAA certified pilots will brief participants on what’s involved with flight safety and also the features of different types of aircraft.

Young Eagle flights are coordinated and flown by pilots of the Experimental Aircraft Association and rides in other aircraft may be available as well. It’s a fun, interactive week of learning more about the world of aviation!

It will take place daily, from Monday, July 29 through Friday, Aug. 2, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day at Hartness State Airport in North Springfield. Camp tuition for the week includes transportation from the ACE site to camp activities, food, beverages, and more. The ACE Camp is for girls and boys between the ages of 12 and 15. For an application and more information, contact Walter Striedieck at 802-460-3686. Find out more about ACE Camp by visiting www.faa.gov/education/ace_academy or www.vtrans.vermont.gov/aviation/ace-camps.

Sponsors of the ACE Camp 2019 include the Vermont Aviation Advisory Council, Vermont Agency of Transportation, and Aero Club of New England.

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