Summer camp focuses on flight
The membership of the Rowan Area Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1083 Inc. will hold its first Aviation Summer Camp for youth at the Rowan County Airport this summer.
The purpose of the camp is to explore the history of aviation, the language and physics of aerodynamics and the wide variety of aviation career opportunities.
Completion of the week of aviation fun will include a special ěYoung Eagle Flight,î with each participant taking a ěRight Seatî ride with a licensed pilot.
More information can be found at www.eaa1083.com. Click on the Aviation Summer Camp link on the left side of the Web page, or contact Jack E. Neubacher at 704-213-6937.
A PDF of the application and poster of the event are also on the website.
The weekís agenda for the Aviation Summer Camp: Exploring New Dimensions (A.S.C.E.N.D) includes:
Hands-on aviation activities.
Learn about a wide variety of aviation career opportunities.
Learn the history of aviation, the ělanguageî and the physics of flight.
Meet new people with similar interests.
Fly a flight simulator.
Meet and talk with pilots, technicians and other aviation specialists.
Pre-flight checks for an airplane, including a check on the weather and creating a flight plan.
A flight with an experienced, licensed pilot.
Lunch and snack.
Aviation-related field trip.
The week begins Monday, June 20, and runs until Saturday, June 25. Each dayís activities run from 9 a.m. to 3 p. m.
Who: Youth, ages 14 to 17.
Where: EAAgles Nest, Rowan County Airport.
Cost: $125. Some scholarships available.
Applicants will be selected based on their completed applications, which must be received by EAA Chapter 1083 by April 1.
Fill out and send completed applications to EAA Chapter 1083, 3310 Airport Loop, Hangar 18, Salisbury, NC 28147.