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OBAP ACE Academy

June Virtual ACE Academy

Date: June 14-17, 2021

Registration Ends: May 31, 2021

The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals Summer ACE Academy is a nationally recognized program co-sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees (NBCFAE).

The purpose of Aerospace Career Education (ACE) is to offer first-level exposure to the aviation industry by providing aviation career exploration for middle and high school students. Academy participants learn about aviation history, the theory of flight, and other aerospace-related subjects. Students will have the opportunity to go on field trips to Air Traffic Control facilities, aerospace-themed museums, military base tours where applicable, and participate in other hands-on activities designed to give students a total aviation experience. Students will also have the opportunity to take flight on a discovery flight.

By participating in our ACE Academy, students will also see the practical application of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects and how they are applied in the worlds of aviation and aerospace. By the end of the program, our ACE students will have a much broader view of the many aerospace career opportunities available to them. We challenge our students to strive for excellence.

Meet the Team

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Jean Olivier Mbog

Houston South ACE Academy Director
United Airlines - First Officer

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 from 13-18 years old who have an interest in learning about aviation. Applicants are competitively-ranked based on age, cumulative GPA, and essay.

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: When you apply, your application will automatically be added to a waitlist for review. Once the application is reviewed, acceptance and payment notifications will be sent in the order complete applications were received.

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

$75/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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