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Advanced Air Academy Camp

For ages 16, 17, and 18

The EAA Air Academy will remain on hiatus until 2022, with this summer's sessions in Oshkosh canceled due to the difficulty of scheduling multiple weeks of education sessions involving young people from throughout the country.

Any 2021 registration fees that have been received will be refunded, and all current registrants are invited to re-register when 2022 applications are opened later this year. EAA chapters that used their credits to fund Air Academy students from their area will retain those credits for future applicants to the camps.

The EAA Advanced Air Academy provides an atmosphere for mature students to become totally immersed in the world of flight. 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.

The EAA Advanced Air Academy also includes full participation (access to forums, flightline and all associated activities) in EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the world's premier aviation event!

Ground School/Classroom Topics

  • Fundamentals of flight science
  • Aircraft systems
  • Aircraft preflight
  • Flight controls and systems
  • Weather
  • Aerial navigation
  • Flight training requirements

Aircraft Construction, Restoration and Maintenance Skills

  • Welding
  • Sheet metal work
  • Composite fabrication
  • Aeromodeling and woodworking

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
  • An academic study of the history and technologies of aviation presented in the Buehler Leadership Center at the EAA Aviation Center.
  • Workshop experiences, including an introduction to many of the skills required for the construction, restoration and maintenance of aircraft. This is accomplished in workstations by working with aircraft parts, the construction of full size aircraft components and Aeromodeling projects.
  • EAA AirVenture will provide an exciting element to the Academy program. The forums, workshops, exhibits, aircraft, and air shows provide an aviation and personal experience without equal.
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