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Aerospace Center for Excellence brings Destination Aviation Summer Camp Online!

May 22, 2020
LAKELAND, FLORIDA – The Aerospace Center for Excellence, Inc. (ACE), home of the annual SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo, is pleased to announce that it will host its world-renowned Destination Aviation Summer Camp for participants online for the summer of 2020. The ACE Team will be delivering content designed for campers 11-17 years old covering aviation lessons, field trips, and interviews with aerospace professionals. Scheduled to begin June 15th, this six week camp is being presented in partnership with GLEIM Aviation via the Aerospace Center for Excellence Facebook page.

Destination Aviation Virtual Summer Camp is FREE for all to participate with the online lessons, virtual field trips and interviews with aviation professionals. Those interested in a more robust experience can order a Summer Camp Kit which includes lesson supplies and materials, Destination Aviation Camp Shirt, GLEIM Aviation hat, Pilot logbook and more for a nominal fee of $49. A Discovery Flight Certificate is also available to those that register that will be scheduled at a later date.

The Destination Aviation Virtual Summer Camp schedule will deliver content three mornings a week via the Aerospace Center for Excellence Facebook page. Mondays will cover Virtual Aviation Lessons such as Fundamentals of Flight, Flight Operations, and Aviation Weather. Wednesdays will take campers on virtual field trips to destinations such the Lakeland Linder International Airport’s Air Traffic Control Tower and NOAA’s Aircraft Operation Center. Interviews with aviation professionals will be a Friday highlight for campers including Caroline Dougherty, Crew Chief for Dougherty Airshows, Captain Aaron Rajanen of Delta Air Lines, and Commander Rebecca Waddington, pilot with NOAA Corps.

“Our objective is to deliver an experience in keeping with the great reputation of our Destination Aviation Summer Camp to as many campers as possible. We want participants to be energized about Aviation and our camp for 11-17 year-olds immerses them through various components of preparing for an actual flight. What is exciting this year is that any young person from anywhere can benefit from this camp.” says Kimberly Brewer, Director of Education of ACE. “Bringing the camp in its entirety online is a challenge but in actuality, we can have even more campers participate than would have been able to participate here to Lakeland, FL”.

GLEIM Aviation is all about the development of study and reference materials to help those interested in careers in aviation to excel. “We are thrilled to partner with the Aerospace Center for Excellence to empower the next generation of aerospace professionals with state-of-the-art training tools to inspire them to pursue their dreams in aviation,” says Paul Duty, Aviation Product Manager and Chief Instructor for Gleim Aviation.

Destination Aviation Virtual Summer Camp runs June 15th through July 31st. Details for each segment is available on the website. Registration for those interested in the Summer Camp Kit is encouraged by June 1st.

About Aerospace Center for Excellence, Inc.: The Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE), a 501(c)(3) non-profit, has emerged as a nationally recognized leader in STEM-related and aerospace education through its various learning centers, outreach programs, summer camps and scholarships aimed at preparing students for tomorrow’s aerospace challenges. Located on the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campusin Lakeland, Florida, the organization is known for its annual SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expofundraising event as well as the Florida Air Museum, which is Florida’s Official Aviation Museum and Education Center. ACE is the world’s leader in producing licensed teenage private pilots and delivers youth programs that engage over 50,000 students a year. For more information, ACEedu.aero.

About GLEIM Aviation: Gleim has helped pilots and aviation maintenance technicians pass millions of FAA exams with their unique Knowledge Transfer System, text books, online courses, flight simulation, and professional development, refresher training, and skills development courses. Pilots use Gleim to train for sport, private, instrument, commercial, flight and ground instructor, airline transport pilot, remote pilot, and flight engineer. Mechanics can prepare for the general, airframe, and powerplant tests, as well as Inspection Authorization. Gleim provides STEM aviation education resources to teachers that are used in schools around the country. Learn more at www.gleimaviation.com

Carol Cali
Director of Marketing
Aerospace Center for Excellence Home of the SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo

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