From Intro to Solo, This Summer's the Time
building a mock space station to learning to fly, teens will have a
blast at the Summer Academy operated by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
University at its Daytona Beach (FL) campus.
The Summer Academy, which will run from June 19 to August 16,
offers educational programs for students ages 12-18 who want to
learn about aviation and aerospace in a fun, relaxing atmosphere.
This year's courses, some of which may be taken for college credit,
are Aerospace Summer Camp, Flight Exploration, and SunFlight.
Application is required by June 1.
Summer Academy programs include housing in an Embry-Riddle
student dormitory, on-campus meals, classroom instruction, and
educational materials. Students in some camps will take field trips
that may include Kennedy Space Center, Orlando Science Center, a
water park, and a major theme park. Transportation for off-campus
activities is provided by Embry-Riddle.
For students ages 12 to 18, Careers in Aviation provides an
opportunity to explore fields such as air traffic control, flight,
engineering, human factors, meteorology, and space through
state-of-the-art simulation devices and labs, field trips,
classroom interaction, and guest speakers. Tuition is $899.
Aspiring astronauts and scientists will learn about NASA
programs, space shuttle operations, and the history of space flight
during the four-week Aerospace Summer Camp. The course fosters a
basic understanding of space and space technology through classroom
lectures, field trips, and guest speakers. Students will design and
build two space-station models, one on land and one in zero
gravity. Tuition is $3,699.
Flight Exploration is a one-week introduction to flying and
flight training. Students practice flight maneuvers and get
acquainted with how an airplane responds to cockpit commands.
Participants learn how to comply with aviation regulations and how
to analyze weather conditions. The course includes flight and
ground lab instruction, field trips, and a logbook to record flight
hours. Tuition is $1,599.
Solo, and more!
Three SunFlight programs also offer flight
instruction. The goal of the three-week SunFlight Solo Camp is for
all qualified students to solo by the end of the program. Tuition
is $2,199. Students in the eight-week SunFlight Private Pilot Camp
earn their private pilot certificate and six college credits.
Tuition is $7,499. Participants in the SunFlight Instrument Camp
earn their instrument rating and four college credits in eight
weeks. Tuition is $7,499. SunFlight tuition includes classroom
instruction for college credit, housing, on-campus meals, ground
lab, books, materials, and field trips. SunFlight tuition does not
include flight fees.