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Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy

The ACE Academy provides unique summer aviation education programs for elementary, middle and high school students who are interested in aviation and aerospace. The program provides students with a wide range of aviation career exploration experiences and also focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

ACE academies reach 1,500–2,000 students each summer. These summer programs expose students to the following activities:

  • 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.

ACE Academies are cosponsored by the FAA and various other host organizations. Our young men and women are our most valuable resource, and we are committed to continuing this exciting outreach program focused on creating the next generation of aerospace professionals.

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ACE Academy Photo Gallery

Three F-16s F-16 about to be refueled by a KC-135 F-16 being refueled by a KC-135 ace camper standing inside of an engine to show how big it is ace campers in a cockpit ace campers stand near a helicopter ace campers congregate in a room with airplane overhead ACE campers viewing instructions on how to preflight an airfoil. Dakota and Daniel pose with Udo Cassee with an airplane behind them.

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