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OBAP ACE Academy

Twin Cities

City: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date: June 13-17, 2022

Registration Ends: June 11, 2022

Meet the Team

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Floyd Balentine

Twin Cities ACE Academy Director
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Donald Gardner

Twin Cities ACE Academy Assistant Director
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Victor Smith

Twin Cities ACE Academy Assistant Director
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Mike Johnson

Twin Cities ACE Academy Assistant Director

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)

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SCHEDULE

June 13-17, 2022

MEETING LOCATION:

Building C Corporate Campus
7500 Airline Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55450

6/13/22 8:00 - 9:00 AM Registration & Welcome Aboard/Staff Introduction
9:00 - 9:15 AM Student Meet & Greet
9:15 - 9:30 AM Enroute to Delta Air Lines Technical Operations Center
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Tour Delta Air Lines TOC
12:30 - 12:45 PM Enroute to Delta Air Lines Dining Facility
12:45 - 2:15 PM Lunch in Sales room/round table discussion Leaders (CEC, Endeavor, TOC)
2:30 - 2:40 PM Enroute to Delta Air Lines Reservation Customer Engagement Center (RES CEC)
2:40 - 3:40 PM Tour Delta Air Lines MSP CEC
3:45 - 4:30 PM Discussion, Roll Call, Debriefing and Dismissal
6/14/22 8:00 - 8:30 AM Roll Call, Morning Briefing
8:15 - 8:30 AM Bus Ride to Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport (MSP)
8:30 - 9:00 AM Flight Attendant Lounge
9:30 - 10:00 AM Flight Ops Lounge
10:00 - 10:30 AM Security Screen
10:45 - 11:45 AM ACS Above Wing Tour/Tower Tour
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Enroute to Lunch room (TBD)
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch in (TBD)/round table discussion Delta Leaders (ACS, IFS, FOPS, TechOps)
1:00 - 2:00 PM ACS/TechOps Above & Below Wing Ramp Tour
2:15 - 2:30 PM Bus Ride to Air National Guard
2:30 - 4:00 PM Air National Guard Tour
4:15 - 5:00 PM Bus Ride to Building C and Dismissal
6/15/22 8:00 - 8:15 AM Roll Call, Morning Briefing
9:00 PM - 12:45 PM M.A.C. Welcome and Tour of M.A.C. Lunch near the approach end of Rwy 35/round table discussion
12:45 - 1:00 PM Bus ride to Tower
1:00 - 2:30 PM Tower Tour
2:30 - 2:45 PM Bus Ride to EndeavorAir/CAE Flight Simulators
2:45 - 3:00 PM CAE Check-in
3:00 - 4:00 PM CAE/Flight Simulator Tour
4:15 - 4:30 PM Bus Ride to Building C
4:35 - 5:00 PM Bus Ride, Roll Call, Debriefing and Dismissal
6/16/22 8:00 - 8:15 AM Roll Call, Morning Briefing
8:15 - 8:30 AM Enroute to EndeavorAir HDQ
8:30 - 11:30 AM EnDeavorAir HDQ/OCC/Maintenance/In-Flight Training Tour
11:30 - 11:45 AM Enroute to Lunch in Building C Tower 701 Conference room
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch in Building C Tower 701 Conference room/round table discussion EndeavorAir Leaders (Executive, IFS, FOPS, Recruiters)
1:20 - 1:30 PM Bus Ride to Building J (Information Technology)
1:35 - 3:15 PM Building J Tour including: - Baggage operations - IFS/Flight Ops Equipment - Cybersecurity - Tech Ops - Alliance Partner Technology
4:15 - 5:00 PM Bus Ride to Building C and Dismissal
6/17/22 8:00 - 8:30 AM Roll Call, Morning Briefing
8:30 - 9:30 AM Bus Ride to Crystal Airport
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Jr Eagle Flight Lessons
12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch (Location TBD)
3:30 - 4:30 PM Bus Ride to Building C
4:30 - 5:00 PM Graduation Preparation
5:30 - 7:00 PM Graduation Ceremony
7:00 - 8:00 PM Graduation Reception

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