OBAP

EXPLORE AEROSPACE

Each Saturday for 12 weeks

February 27 - May 22, 2021

OBAP’s exciting new Explore Aerospace (EA) program gives students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of aviation and aerospace through a hands-on STEM-based curriculum from the comfort of home. Over the course of 12 weeks, students will learn from industry professionals, about principles of flight, aerodynamics, aerospace careers, meet guest speakers, go on virtual tours and so much more!

Space is limited. Applications must be submitted by February 15, 2021.

Explore Aerospace - Session 1: Ready for Takeoff, kicks off on Saturday, February 27, and will be held each Saturday for:

Each session will be facilitated by an Explore Aerospace Instructor and will cover the fundamentals of flight. Materials and educational resources used for this virtual experience consist of activity workbooks and interactive presentations. Upon successful completion, Explore Aerospace students will receive a one-year OBAP student membership, which includes opportunities to apply for OBAP scholarships and access OBAP programs and opportunities such as ACE Academy, Solo Flight Academy, Webinars, Tuskegee NEXT, etc. 

Through the generosity of our partners, limited fee waivers are available for students for whom the cost of this program may be prohibitive. Apply for the Explore Aerospace Program and the program fee waiver.

Meet the Team

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Anya Kearns

Program Director
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Titus Sanders

Program Director
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Marquis Devane

Assistant Program Director

Volunteer for Explore Aerospace

The Explore Aerospace Team is looking for passionate aerospace professionals to be a part of the program. 

Overview

OBAP’s exciting new Explore Aerospace (EA) program gives students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of aviation and aerospace through a hands-on STEM-based curriculum from the comfort of home. Over the course of 12 weeks, students will learn from industry professionals, about principles of flight, aerodynamics, aerospace careers, meet guest speakers, go on virtual tours and so much more!

Each session will be facilitated by an Explore Aerospace Instructor. Materials and educational resources used for this virtual experience consist of activity workbooks and interactive presentations. Upon successful completion, Explore Aerospace students will receive a one-year OBAP student membership, which includes opportunities to apply for OBAP scholarships and access OBAP programs and opportunities such as ACE Academy, Solo Flight Academy, Tuskegee NEXT, etc. 

 

Application Process

The application fee is $50 for all participants. Need-based fee waivers are available on a case-by-case basis. Applicants requesting a $50 fee waiver will be required to submit a 500-word essay along with their most recent report card. 

Applications will be screened and processed on a first-come, first-served basis until all 100 available slots have been filled. 

Applications must be submitted by February 24, 2021. No applications will be accepted after this deadline. 

Applicants must submit a completed online Explore Aerospace Program application to be considered.

Admission Requirements

Admission is offered to students in grades 6-12 who are interested in learning more about aviation and aerospace. 

High standards of behavior and self-discipline are expected, and students must abide by all academy regulations.

Explore Aerospace

SESSION ONE SCHEDULE

Session One: Ready for Takeoff

Week 1 Introduction and History of Aviation
Week 2 Aviation Careers
Week 3 Parts of an Airplane
Week 4 Aerodynamics
Week 5 Newton's Laws
Week 6 Principles of Flight
Week 7 Flight Instruments
Week 8 Airports
Week 9 Airspace
Week 10 Navigation
Week 11 Aeromedical Factors
Week 12 Aviation Weather

Student Application

Through the generosity of our partners, limited fee waivers are available for students for whom the cost of this program may be prohibitive. Apply for the Explore Aerospace Program and the program fee waiver.

Applications for grades 6-9 are now closed due to group capacity. Sign up to be notified when session 2 registration opens.

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