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OBAP

EXPLORE AEROSPACE

Each Saturday for 12 weeks

February 25 - May 10, 2023

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

Explore Aerospace - Session 1: Taking Flight, kicks off on Saturday, February 25, and will be held each Saturday for all students from 12 to 1 PM EST.

Each session will be facilitated by an Explore Aerospace Instructor and will cover the fundamentals of space and space technologies. 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. 

Meet the Team

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Titus Sanders

Program Director
Juan _JC_ Ortiz

Juan "JC" Ortiz

Assistant Director
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Mark Reese

Assistant Director
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James Spencer

Assistant Curriculum Developer
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Zakiya Percy

Coordinator

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 $100 for all participants. Need-based fee waivers are available on a case-by-case basis. Applicants requesting a $100 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 200 available slots have been filled. 

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.

Register for Explore Aerospace

*Be sure to select the box next to "Explore Aerospace Spring Semester 2023" before you begin!

This year, we are offering a limited number of fee waivers for each Explore Aerospace. To be considered for a fee waiver, students must meet one or more of the following eligibility criteria.

You're eligible for fee waivers if you say "yes" to any of the following:

  • You're enrolled in or eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
  • Your annual family income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.
  • You're enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g., Federal TRIO programs such as Upward Bound).
  • Your family receives public assistance.
  • You live in federally subsidized public housing or a foster home or are homeless.
  • You are a ward of the state or an orphan.
Fee waiver applications are included in the academy application and will be accepted only until the location's application deadline. Fee waiver requests are received and approved on a first-come, first-served basis. 
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Explore Aerospace

SESSION ONE SCHEDULE

Session One: Taking Flight

Week 1 February 25, 2023 Introduction and History of Aviation
Week 2 March 4, 2023 Parts of an Airplane
Week 3 March 11, 2023 Aerodynamics
Week 4 March 18, 2023 Newton's Laws
Week 5 March 25, 2023 Principles of Flight
Week 6 April 1, 2023 Flight Instruments
Week 7 April 8, 2023 Airspace
Week 8 April 22, 2023 Airports
Week 9 April 29, 2023 Navigation
Week 10 May 6, 2023 Aeromedical Factors
Week 11 May 13, 2023 Aviation Weather
Week 12 May 20, 2023 Aviation Careers

Contact the Explore Aerospace Team

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