Upcoming 2018 Camp(s)

Ages 10-14: June 10 - 16th, 2018
Ages 15-18: July 8 - 21st, 2018

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 Academy Overview


The Indianapolis Aviation Career Education (ACE) is a summer aviation program. The academy offers an interactive introduction to the aviation industry and careers to middle and high school students. The purpose of the academy is to introduce youth to the world of aviation by exposing them to the many challenging careers and opportunities the industry has to offer. Students will have the opportunity to interact with active professionals, receive career mentoring, take several field trips, and see how professionals perform in their roles. The academy will conclude with students taking an orientation flight.

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



The Indianapolis ACE Academy is open to students 10 through 18 years old, who have a desire to learn about aviation. Applicants are ranked based on age, cumulative GPA and recommendations.

An interest in the field of aviation

An accredited educational institution (homeschooled students are accepted)

Have maintained a 2.5 GPA or better

Must be physically capable of participating in academy activities


  1. To provide insight and hands on experience for students to learn aviation history, fundamentals of aerodynamics, the role of government in aviation, aviation pioneers and the many careers available in the aviation industry.

  2. To learn aviation concepts tailored to students education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).


Interact with active professionals from the aviation community

Receive career mentoring

See how professionals achieve their goals

Spend several weeks of your summer break at an interactive camp to learn about the aviation industry

Fly with an experienced pilot (with parental consent)