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OBAP ACE Academy

Newark

City: Newark, New Jersey

Date: July 18-22, 2022

Registration Ends: June 1, 2022

Meet the Team

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Tracey Pitt-Gifford

Newark ACE Academy Director
United Airlines - Flight Attendant Instructor
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Juan Pena

Newark ACE Academy Assistant Director
Saudi Aramco - Training Captain

Celebrating our Sponsors

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Overview

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 ages 13 to 18 years old who have an interest in learning about aviation. Applicants are competitively ranked based on age, and cumulative GPA.

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.

 

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 2022. (subject to minor changes)

Newark

SCHEDULE

July 18-22, 2022

MEETING LOCATION:

Science Park High School
260 Norfolk St.
Newark, NJ 07103

7/16/22 2:00 - 3:00 PM Parent/Guardian Briefing (Adults Only)
7/18/22 8:00 – 8:15 AM Students Arrive/ Admin
8:15 – 9:15 AM General Covid 19/ Safety Brief/ Conflict Resolution/ Anti-Bullying Welcome Instructors/ Team Introductions/ Ice Breaker
9:15 – 10:15 AM Pioneers in Aviation Brief/History of Flight
10:15 – 10:45 AM Aerodynamics / Parts of an Airplane
10:45 – 11:00 AM Break/ Sanitize
11:00 – 11:30 AM Parts of an Airplane/ Flight Instruments
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch/Sanitize
12:30 – 1:15 PM Phonetic Alphabet
1:15 – 1:30 PM Break/Sanitize
1:30 – 2:30 PM Aerospace Careers & Scholarships/ Confirm Student Membership
2:30 – 2:45 PM Break
2:45 – 3:45 PM Airports
3:45 – 4:00 PM PM Debriefing and Dismissal
4:00 - 5:00 PM Dismissal and COVID 19 Procedures
7/19/22 8:00 - 8:15 AM Students Arrive/ Review of ATC Traffic Patterns
8:20 - 8:30 AM Transition to Bus
8:30 – 11:00 AM Travel for field trip to Air Force Base/Pioneers in Aviation
11:00 AM Air Force Base Tour
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch/Sanitize
1:00 – 3:30 PM Air Force Base Tour (continued)
3:30 – 6:00 PM Return travel to Science Park HS
6:00 PM PM Debriefing and Dismissal
7/20/22 8:00 - 8:15 AM Students Arrive/ Admin
8:15 – 8:30 AM Pioneers in Aviation/Review of Airport Signs, Markings and Traffic Patterns
8:30 - 8:45 AM Break/ Sanitize/ Transition to Bus
8:45 – 10:00 AM Travel for field trip to Trenton Robbinsville Airport
10:00 – 11:00 AM Tour of Air Mods Maintenance Hangar and Aircraft Static Display
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Lunch/Sanitize
12:00 – 12:15 PM Local Airport Staff/Introductions/Safety Briefing
12:15 – 3:15 PM Discovery Flights / EAA Young Eagles
3:30 – 5:00 PM Return travel to Science Park HS
5:00 - 5:30 PM PM Debriefing/Dismissal and COVID-19 Procedures
7/21/22 8:00 – 8:15 AM Students Arrive/ Admin/Review
8:15 – 9:30 AM Pioneers in Aviation/ Recap of flying experience/ Introduction of Airport Traffic Patterns
9:30 - 9:45 AM Break
9:45 – 10:45 AM Aviation Weather Theory & Weather Hazards
10:45 - 11:00 AM Break/Sanitize
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Group Project – Team Building Exercise/Flight Competition
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch/ Sanitize
1:00 - 1:30 PM Guest Speaker – Profession Character Building
1:30 – 1:45 PM Break
1:45 - 2:30 PM Guest Speaker - Modern Aviation Navigation
2:30 - 3:30 PM Guest Speaker - Military Character Building
3:30 - 4:30 PM PM Debriefing/ Dismissal/ CoVid - 19 Procedures
5:30 - 7:30 PM Etiquette Dinner (students should bring change of clothes for dinner)

Newark

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