Aviation Career Education ACE
ABOUT ACE ACADEMY
The purpose of Aviation Career Education (ACE) is to offer first level exposure to the aviation industry by providing aviation career exploration for middle and high school students. Academy participants learn about aviation history, theory of flight, and other aviation related subjects. Participants will engage in field trips to multiple aviation and educational facilities, while also having the opportunity to meet and learn from aviation professionals
The ACE program is designed to expose youth to the wide variety of career opportunities in aviation. The goal is to provide an opportunity for students to receive hands on experience while learning aviation history, the fundamentals of aerodynamics, the role of government in aviation, and the many careers available in the aviation industry.
Students will meet aviation professionals and participate in field trips to a variety of aviation facilities and educational institutions.
As a member of an ACE Academy you will:
Take an orientation flight in a Cessna or Piper type aircraft (Schedule for a later date)
Receive basic aviation education
Be introduced to aviation history
Learn the qualities of leadership
Associate and work with other youth
Meet professionals from the aviation community
Learn about unmanned aerial systems and remote control vehicles
learn from drone and rocket demonstrations
Attend virtual field trips
Only students in Michigan will be provided FREE orientation flights from Detroit City Airport once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Flights are conducted by licensed and insured pilots.