Thinking of a career in aviation?



The Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy is a nationally recognized program sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

ACE Academy is a program designed to offer an introduction to the aviation industry and also expose aviation jobs and careers to middle and high school students. Students are provided with an opportunities, insights, and hands on experience to learn the history of aviation, fundamentals of aerodynamics, the role of government in aviation, pioneers in aviation and the many careers available in the aviation industry. Students will learn aviation concepts tailored to their education in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM).

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2017 Camps:
Age(s) 10-14 yrs old | June 11th – June 17th, 2017
Age(s) 15-18 yrs old | July 16th – July 29th, 2017

2018 Camps:
Age(s) 10-14 yrs old | June 10th – June 16th, 2018
Age(s) 15-18 yrs old | July 15th – July 28th, 2018

2019 Camps:
Age(s) 10-14 yrs old | June 9th – June 15th, 2019
Age(s) 15-18 yrs old | July 14th – July 27th, 2019

From Our Graduates:

ACE Academy was a really great experience for me. It allowed me to see the ins and outs of the aviation world and really solidified my passion for flying. The Academy was really well organized and they planned out the week in such a way that I learned a lot, but there were plenty of exciting things mixed into the day as well so it didn’t feel at all like a class lecture. At the end of the week the entire group is allowed to take control of an aircraft during mid-flight. This was not only my favorite part of the ACE experience, but it is also the topic I chose to write about on my college acceptance essay that allowed me to attend Purdue University. Today I am a Junior in Aviation Management. I’m not completely sure I would be where I am today had I not have attended the ACE Academy.

Andre Craig

ACE Academy Graduate

Being a student of the ACE Academy has taught me leadership, professionalism, and that being a pilot is not the only profession in aviation.  It opens the doors to the aviation world and gives people a chance to explore a new and exciting career at a point in their lives in which they are planning for their future.  I did not know what I wanted to do after High School until I attended the ACE Academy.  After attending, I decided that I wanted to be a pilot which is just one of hundreds of exciting careers in aviation. The ACE Academy is not just your every day summer camp, but a professional learning experience with people from the different careers in aviation.  It truly is a wonderful experience that can help somebody like me decide what they want to do for the rest of their life and I would recommend it to anybody.

Kameron Vonderwell

ACE Academy Graduate

The ACE Academy provided me an opportunity to understand the aviation industry as a whole. It gave me insight into other jobs outside of pilot and flight attendant within the aviation industry. While at the same time connecting me with valuable people within the unstuffy who can help my career takeoff. Finally ACE Academy is an organization that I can give back to help other young aviators soar to their dreams.

Desmond Burnell

ACE Academy Graduate