The flight museum is offering two camps for boys and girls ages 10 to 12 – the Pilot Maker Camp for aspiring pilots and the Aeronautics Camp for those interested in aircraft design and engineering and each camp will be held Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a lunch break at noon and awesome field trips. The fee per child is $295. A $50 discount per child is available for museum members. Optional before and after care is available for an additional fee.
The Pilot Maker Camp is named after the historic North American T-6 Texan aircraft, the “Pilot Maker,” which prepares every military pilot to fly. Young pilots-in-training will discover the science that makes flight possible and how to make a plane soar through the skies. Campers will tour the inside of this historic bomber, be treated to a special presentation by a professional pilot, visit Ellington Airport air traffic control tower and the 147th Attack Wing of the Air National Guard to meet the pilots and see the Reaper drone and fighter planes that dominate the skies. Pilot Maker Camp sessions are available June 10-14, June 24-28, and July 15-19.
The Aeronautics Camp is all about the science involved with the study, design, and manufacturing of all things that fly.
It started with Charles E. Taylor, the first aviation mechanic who built the engine used by the Wright Brothers. In this cool camp, follow in his footsteps and focus on engineering and technology as you break down flying machines and how they're built and what makes them fly! Campers will design an airfoil for the wind tunnel and test propeller efficiency, and lots more hands-on fun. There’s also a field trip to the 147th Attack Wing of the Air National Guard and Coast Guard bases to see the drones, fighter jets and helicopters. Aeronautics Camp sessions will be offered June 17 through June 21, July 8 through July 12, and July 22 through July 26. [Organizer's description]