Aviation: The Sky’s the Limit!
Take off into the “wild blue yonder” this summer under the direction of highly experienced Certified Flight Instructors (CFI)! During a week of wide-ranging aviation and aerospace activities, campers will be both pilot and passenger in a four-seat, single-engine Cessna or Piper aircraft.
Campers learn the science of “why planes play,” focusing on both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. They learn about flight-planning, aviation safety, airport and aircraft design, and the mechanics of aircraft instruments—all put into practice in hands-on activities including the flying lesson where the CFI signs off on their logged flying time. Campers also become rocket scientists as they study the history of space exploration and build and launch rockets. They learn from aviation experts about aerodynamics, airport architecture, the history of airplanes, careers in aviation, and future aviation happenings—from drones to space exploration. Engaging in art-related projects, they also design terminals of the future on land and in space.
Campers take a field trip to an aviation museum or aircraft facility and have the opportunity to meet well-known aviators and aircraft experts.
Director: Aviation Camp Director Betsey Sanpere is an expert in aviation education and a published author. Ms. Sanpere was not only a public information officer for BWI Airport but was also a member of the team that wrote the Arts and Archives Master Plan for Reagan National and Dulles International Airports and the team that designed the new Nantucket (MA) Airport.