AeroCamp, the best day camp ever

AeroCamp is a day camp program designed to give young people a unique opportunity to explore the vast and exciting world of aviation and aerospace at their local airport. FSANA AeroCamp programs are presented at participating flight schools around the country who are members of FSANA.
Campers learn firsthand about the dynamics of flight and aircraft and careers in aviation. Every camper is given the opportunity to fly an aircraft if they choose to. However, flight time is only a fraction of the AeroCamp experience and is not required to have a great learning adventure. Experiences often includes site visits to various aviation-related organizations.
Camps generally run for a period of five days during summer and select seasonal dates. Many authorized facilities offer two AeroCamp level experiences — AC Basic and AC Advanced.
COVID-19 notice: Contact your local AeroCamp flight school facility for their pandemic policies. 

AeroCamp Basic

Perfect for campers with little or no previous aviation knowledge or experience. Note that many flight schools do not offer separate basic and advanced levels, opting instead to offer a combined AeroCamp program for all kids. AeroCamp Basic learning activities may include:
  • What makes an airplane fly
  • Who flies airplanes
  • Learn about airplane flight controls and instruments
  • Learn how to conduct a pre-flight inspection
  • Basic information on radio communications
  • Learn about airport traffic patterns
  • Field trips to various destinations at the airport
  • Learn the basics of aeronautical charts
  • Orientation flight time of up to 1 hour.*
  • Flight time is logable.
*Any camper may elect to not fly.

AeroCamp Advanced 

Some flight schools offer a separate advanced program Intended for campers with previous aviation knowledge or experience. AC Basic is not a pre-requirement. AeroCamp Advanced learning activities may include:
  • Basics recap — What makes an airplane fly; Who flies airplanes; Airplane flight controls and instruments
  • Perform an actual pre-flight inspection
  • Advanced information on radio communications
  • Insights about airport traffic patterns
  • Plan a cross-country flight and make the flight
  • Study FAA written test questions
  • Field trips to various destinations at the airport
  • Aeronautical charts advanced study
  • Flight instruction of 2-3 hours.*
  • Flight time is loggable.
*Any camper may elect to not fly.

Locate an authorized AeroCamp 

As current members of FSANA, the facilities you will find here are authorized to participate in FSANA’s AeroCamp program. While FSANA provides schools with education and guidance, each member school is solely responsible for the operation of their camp. FSANA does not own, operate or manage any of the participating flight schools and FSANA does not exercise control over, supervise, or monitor any camps in any way. FSANA will not be responsible for any harm which occurs as a result of an AeroCamp program, whether to person, property or otherwise. Rates and procedures for individual camps are established by each flight school.
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If you cannot locate an authorized AeroCamp in your community, please contact your local flight school and suggest that they contact FSANA for information on starting a FSANA AeroCamp program at their school.