All pics from Air Camp 2015 – Click on picture to enlarge.
Air Camp is typically 8 days long. On weekdays, the schedule is generally 8:00am - 4:30pm. On the weekend, we run partial days (Saturday morning, and Sunday afternoon-evening.) We do not offer housing or transportation.
2) Where is Air Camp held?
During the week, Air Camp is held at the EAA 1158 educational facility at the West Bend Airport. (310 Aerial Drive).
On the weekend, the students and their families will meet at near-by airports (Hartford airport, Hahn Sky Ranch) for flying activities there. Detailed directions will be included in your registration packets.
3) What about meals?
Lunch and snacks are provided by EAA Chapter 1158 on the weekdays. No food is provided on the weekend.
4) What will my child experience?
Air Camp is a total immersion in all things aviation. Through lecture and participation in experiments, your child will learn about physics, fluid dynamics, meteorology, internal combustion, flight planning, navigation, aircraft construction, how to become a pilot and much more. There are also hands-on projects including aircraft wiring, fiberglass construction, and building a real aluminum aircraft wing section. But perhaps most exhilarating are the flight experiences. Weather permitting, all students will have access to a glider flight, ride in a helicopter, and even receive their first flight lesson with a flight instructor where they will fly a Cessna airplane!
5) How much does Air Camp cost?
As you can probably imagine, an experience like this takes a lot of time and money. Through generous donations by West Bend Air, and EAA 1158 members who wish to pass on their passion for flying to the next generation, we are able to keep cost to a minimum level. At this time, the price is set at $325. This is an exceptional value. Still, for families experiencing financial hardship, partial scholarship may be available. Contact the Air Camp Director for details.
6) What is the application process and when will I know if my child is accepted?
Download the application form from our webpage. Fill it out completely and mail it with a $100 deposit to the Air Camp Director. We give priority to the older students until the middle of May. After that, it is determined by the date of application until all 16 seats are filled. We will notify all applicants by June 1st.
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