For ages 16, 17, 18, and 19
Session: This class is not being offered in 2017.
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The EAA Advanced Air Academy / SportAir Camp provides an opportunity for mature students to become totally immersed in the world of flight with the main emphasis on aircraft construction, primarily composite and fabric techniques. Ground instruction and introductory recreation flight experiences highlight this meaningful, action-packed camp. It combines "in-the-air" and "on-the-ground" hands-on activities.
Activities at the EAA Air Academy Advance / SportAir Camp are designed to interest and challenge 16 to 19 year olds and include such activities as:
This camp will present basic composite building techniques and "hands-on" applications in the workshop discussing tools needed, safety aspects of composites, moldless construction to include "hot-wiring", bonding methods for composite kitplanes, etc. A large amount of time will be spent learning the basics of composite construction.
A thorough discussion of what comprises a composite to include various cores, reinforcement materials, and resins will be given. Fillers and their applications are discussed. This course presents the safety issues involved with this type of construction. The camp concentrates largely on epoxies and their use in aircraft projects.
This camp is very in-depth in its scope. A high degree of confidence in the composite area will be gained by the end of the two-day period. The class includes all materials and a very concise and informative workbook along with a completion certificate to proudly display.
This camp will present general fabric covering techniques using the Poly Fiber covering process. Other covering processes are covered in general form.
The camp is designed to present the methods of covering in discussion form followed immediately by practical hands on experience for each step. The students actually cover an aileron from the preparation stage all the way through the completion of spraying on colors.
The course is concluded with a repair of the just completed aileron. At the completion of the camp you will have the confidence and skills necessary to cover your airplane.
The majority of the course is hands on practical experience. You make your mistakes on our aileron not on your airplane.
Flight Training Ground School
- Fundamentals of flight science
- Aircraft systems
- Aircraft preflight
- Flight controls and systems
- Aerial navigation
- Flight training requirements
Airplanes - Learn about aviation history and flight
- Tour the EAA AirVenture Museum
- Fly EAA's flight simulators
- Visit Pioneer Airport
- Experience the thrill of flight in both an airplane and helicopter