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OBAP ACE Academy

Virgin Islands

City: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Date: June 23 - June 28, 2024

Registration Ends: June 11, 2024

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Meet the Team

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Granville Smith

USVI ACE Academy Director
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Ronaqua Russell

USVI ACE Academy Assistant Director
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Gleason Thompson

USVI ACE Academy Assistant Director

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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.

Note: Each academy's registration deadline is subject to change or close without notice based on location capacity. Don't wait! Register your student today.

Dates, Times and Location(s)

Activities

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 virtual field trips to aviation-related facilities
    • Military base tour
    • Virtual maintenance Tour
  • OBAP Luke Weathers Flight Academy Tour
  • 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

$50/student.
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.

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