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OBAP ACE Academy

Louisville Advanced

City: Louisville, Kentucky

Date: July 25-29, 2022

Registration Ends: April 30, 2022



Louisville Advanced

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Meet the Team


Ray Robinson

Louisville ACE Academy Director
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Our ACE Academy is designed to expose youths to the wide variety of career opportunities in aviation and aerospace. Our program offers students a hands-on experience of learning the aviation history, fundamentals of aerodynamics, the role of government in aviation and the many careers available in the aerospace field.

The ACE Academy is a multi-day event for middle and high school students that have a general interest in learning about aviation. The goal of ACE Academy is to expose students to the many different careers in aviation. We also aim to show them the practical application of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subjects. By the end of the program, we hope that the participants will have a wider horizon of the many career opportunities available to them. We challenge our students to strive for excellence.

Admission Requirements

Admission is offered to boys and girls from 14 to 17 years old who have an interest in learning about aviation. Applicants are competitively-ranked based on age, cumulative GPA, and essay.

Students must be physically capable of participating in all activities. High standards of behavior and self-discipline are expected and students must abide by all academy regulations. If you have any questions, please contact your ACE Academy Director.

Application Process

Applications must be received by the deadline noted above to be considered. Because capacity is limited, only completed applications will be considered.

Incomplete registrations will not be considered for admission and all documents will be discarded.


Dates, Times and Location(s)


Students in our ACE Academy will:
    • Be introduced to aviation history
    • Learn the qualities of leadership
    • Receive introductory education on aerodynamics, aircraft structure, aviation weather and weather forecasts, and other aviation-related topics
  • Take field trips to aviation-related facilities
    • Military bases
    • Maintenance facilities
    • Airport operations
    • Aviation museums, and more
  • Fly a full-motion flight simulator, when available
  • Associate and work with other youth nationwide
  • Meet professionals from across the aviation and aerospace communities

Academy Cost

Payment must be made during online registration.

Students will need money only if they intend to purchase personal items and are responsible for keeping their own funds.

Students will experience various aspects of aviation through classroom instruction, experiments, and field trips. The highlight of the week is the small aircraft flight. Below is our current schedule for 2020. (subject to minor changes)

Louisville Advanced


July 25-29, 2022


Aero Club of Louisville
3333 Roger E Schupp Street
Louisville KY 40205

Bowman Field (Old Terminal Bldg)
2815 Taylorsville Rd
Louisville KY 40205

7/25/22 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM Parent/Student Orientation at Aero Club of Louisville
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM Classroom Activities (Teambuilding Activity/Micro-lessons)
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:15 PM – 5:00 PM Classroom Activities (Airport Layout/Traffic Pattern)
7/26/22 6:30 AM – 6:45 AM Morning Check-In at the Aero Club of Louisville
7:00 AM Depart for General Electric Engine Plant, Cincinnati, Ohio
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM Tour of GE Plant
3:30 PM Depart for the Aero Club of Louisville
5:45 PM Arrive at the Aero Club of Louisville
7/27/22 6:30 AM – 6:45 AM Morning Check-In at the Aero Club of Louisville
6:45 AM Depart for Purdue Univ (Tour/Lunch/Orientation), West Lafayette, IN
6:00 PM Arrive at the Aero Club of Louisville
7/28/22 7:45 AM – 8:00 AM - Morning Check-In at the Bowman Field (Old Terminal Bldg)
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Career Briefing from Aerospace Professionala
9:00 – 12:00 PM Young Eagles Flight – Bowman Field (Old Terminal Bldg)/Student Flights w/ Honaker Aviation
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 PM Career Briefing from Aerospace Professionala
2:00 - 5:00 PM tudent Flights w/ Honaker Aviation and Lunch
7/29/22 7:45 - 8:00 AM Morning Check-In at the Aero Club of Louisville
8:00 - 9:00 AM Career Briefing from Aerospace Professional
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Student Flights w/ Honaker Aviation
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 PM Student Flights w/ Honaker Aviation (as needed)
2:00 - 4:00 PM Awards ceremony

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