The Minnesota Aviation Career Education (ACE) Camp is specifically designed to introduce high school students to a variety of careers in aviation via a full immersion, seven-day camp. The Federal Aviation Administration and Mn/DOT, Office of Aeronautics, jointly sponsor this highly successful program. In fact this summer will be the 19th year this camp has been inspiring students to look toward careers in aviation!
The camps are held about the third week of June and July. During each camp, students have the opportunity to fly a helicopter, glider, a fixed-wing general aviation airplane, a full-motion flight simulator, and (if mission requirements allow), ride in a C-130 military aircraft. But that’s not all.
In addition, ACE students will participate in tours of various aviation facilities, and meet with industry experts and leaders.
Many aviation professionals come to the camp to share their time and experiences with the students. Time is also spent working on various projects and presentations for the graduation ceremony on the last day of camp.
If you know a young person going into 10th, 11th, or 12th grade next fall who would be interested in attending the Minnesota ACE Camp, please feel free to contact Cheri Rohlfing, ACE Camp Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or find a camp application at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/aero/aved/students/aceinfo.html.
Applications will be accepted past the due date on a standby basis if there are slots remaining. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the behind-the-scenes look at aviation and all it has to offer!