Children interested in flying into the wild blue yonder should definitely participate in this camp! Groups of three, with instructor, will share time in their own Cessna 172 throughout the week. Due to flight times and pilot schedules, punctuality for this camp is critical, and registration closes 1 week prior to the first day of camp. Campers will each get approximately the same total amount of stick time over the course of the week.
Monday - Campers learn the fundamentals of flight, how to preflight an aircraft, the basics of aircraft instruments and Aircraft OPS. Classroom time 2.5 hours.
Tuesday - Campers will spend their time in the air concentrating on preflight, turns, climbs, and descents, flight altitude and basic maneuvers.
Wednesday - Preflight, maneuvers, pattern work and take offs & landings will be the dayís topics.
Thursday - The week will culminate in a cross-country trip to Kalamazoo Airport where campers will have lunch and a chance to tour the air museum.
Friday - Reserved as a make-up day in case of inclement weather. If any days are cancelled due to weather, the time will be made up Friday.
Campers will receive a flight logbook in which they will be able to log their stick time. Campers will each get approximately the same total amount of stick time over the course of the week. This will then be signed by their instructor and can later be applied as flight credit toward their private pilotís license. The FAA requires 40 hours of flight time with an instructor for licensing.
Cost includes fuel, aircraft rental, museum entrance fee, lunch on Thursday, and flight logbook.
This is an Off-Site camp, transportation costs apply as follow:
Weekly round trip: $25 Weekly one way trip: $15
This camp is open to
campers, ages 10 to 17.
Space is limited to 3 campers.
06/22 - 06/26/2020 $752.00 (with camp membership: $702.00)
07/06 - 07/10/2020 $752.00 (with camp membership: $702.00)
07/13 - 07/17/2020 $752.00 (with camp membership: $702.00)
Note: Camp Times: Mon-Wed 9:00am to 12:00pm, Thur 9:00am to 4:00pm, Friday TBD if needed.
Camp does not include lunch except Thursday during the trip to Kalamazoo.
Details are tentative due to a change in flight schools.
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