Each Saturday for 12 weeks
September 16 - December 9
Registration for the Fall 2023 Semester is now closed.
OBAP’s exciting Explore Aerospace (EA) program gives students in grades 6-12 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 2: Introduction to Small Unmanned Aerial Systems, kicks off on Saturday, September 16, and will be held each Saturday for all students from 12 to 1 PM EST. Registration for this session is $100 per student.
Each session will be facilitated by an Explore Aerospace Instructor and will cover the skills and knowledge required to pilot and manage small unmanned aerial systems for commercial purposes. Students will learn the fundamentals of aerodynamics, FAA regulations, aviation operations, aviation weather, airspace, aeronautical charts, aeronautical decision-making, aeromedical factors, aviation maintenance, and inspections. Upon completing this course, students 16 years and older may be prepared to take the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate Exam.
Meet the Team
Juan "JC" Ortiz
OBAP’s exciting new Explore Aerospace (EA) program gives students in grades 6-12 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 the principles of flight, aerodynamics, and 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 early bird notification for OBAP programs and partner opportunities such as ACE Academy, Solo Flight Academy, webinars, Tuskegee NEXT, USAF AIM High Flight Academy, etc.
The application fee is $100 for all participants. Need-based fee waivers are available on a case-by-case basis.
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 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.
SESSION TWO SCHEDULE
Session Two: Introduction to Small Unmanned Aerial Systems
|Week 1||September 16||FAA Regulations|
|Week 2||September 23||Airspace|
|Week 3||September 30||Aeronautical Charts|
|Week 4||October 7||Airport Operations|
|Week 5||October 14||Radio Communications|
|Week 6||October 21||Aviation Weather Theory|
|Week 7||October 28||Aviation Weather Services|
|Week 8||November 4||Aircraft Performance and Loading|
|Week 9||November 11||Emergency Procedures|
|Week 10||November 18||Maintenance|
|Week 11||December 2||Physiology|
|Week 12||December 9||Aeronautical Decision Making|
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