Aviation Career Education Camp June 3-7

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
The 2013 Aviation Career Education (ACE) Camp will be held at the Louisiana Regional Airport in Gonzales June 3-7.

GONZALES - Getting on the fast track to a career or hobby in Aviation could not be easier for teens this summer.  Teens between the ages of 15 & 18 or who will be enrolled in High School this fall can get an up-close and personal look at the Aviation Industry, during the 2013 Aviation Career Education (ACE) Camp at Louisiana Regional Airport in Gonzales, June 3-7.

Staffed by an elite group of College Students pursuing a career in aviation, this camp is an exciting way to explore the diversity within the industry, from commercial pilot to airport design and management.

Spending the week at one of Louisiana’s busiest General Aviation airports will present many unique opportunities for campers. They will receive hands-on training for pilot preflight duties, by performing actual preflight inspections on airplanes and making cross-country flight plans. They will experiment with the principles of flight and the mechanics of flight controls. They will see first hand the ins-and-outs of airport operations. While this exhilarating opportunity to delve into the world of aviation takes place, considerable attention will be directed to the knowledge needed for the Private Pilot License.

The camp is presented by LaAviator.com, an aviation industry group whose mission is “education, celebration and preservation of aviation across the state of Louisiana.”

It is supported by the Louisiana Airport Managers Association, the Aviation Division of the state Department of Transportation and Development, the FAA's Baton Rouge Flight Standards District Office.

ACE Camp is part of a statewide effort to help young people explore aviation. The ACE Camp will be repeated as many as five times across the state throughout the summer.  The registration fee is $200. To sign up, or for more information, contact Janet Gonzales at 225-717-2077 or laregional@eatel.net, or visit LaAviator.com and click on the ACE Camp link in the top right corner of the page.