COVID-19 UPDATES:

(03/30/2020)

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, all ACE Academies have been canceled for the 2020 season. We are currently working to process refunds for all students already registered.  We look forward to serving you and your student in 2021. Contact us.
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Aerospace Career Education (ACE) Academy

OBAP's Aerospace Career Education (ACE) Academy provides middle and high school youth with exposure to opportunities in aerospace through week-long summer academies.

Endorsed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), OBAP has played a leading role in establishing ACE Academies nationwide to introduce, educate and guide diverse students towards careers in aerospace.

In 1992, OBAP partnered with the FAA to support two ACE Academies reaching 41 students. In 1994, the organization co-sponsored 17 academies and reached more than 400 students. To date, OBAP’s 30+ ACE Academies have engaged more than 30,000 youth.

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OBAP's immersive ACE Academies are tailored to provide exposure to the history of aviation, fundamentals of aerodynamics, air traffic control procedures, aerospace technologies and introductions to aerospace careers. Now in 35 locations including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, with two terms in Memphis and Louisville, the program engages 1,100 students on an annual basis.

“Following the ACE Academy experience, I attended the Air Force Academy earning a degree in Space Operations and a pilot slot. I have been blessed to accomplish many firsts in my career, including being only the 6th black pilot ever to fly the U-2S. I would love to do anything I can to give back to OBAP and encourage students, showing them that anything is truly possible.” 

- Captain Brandon Jones, U.S. Air Force, ACE Academy participant

ACE Academy Locations

Full List of Academies

Sorted by State

Registration Status Link Academy Name State City Start Dates End Dates Registration Deadline Fee Capacity Ages
Canceled View Phoenix AZ Phoenix 6/1/2020 6/6/2020 5/15/2020 $50 30 14-18
Canceled View High Desert CA Apple Valley 6/15/2020 6/27/2020 6/15/2020 $50 25 13-18
Canceled View Los Angeles CA Hawthorne 7/13/2020 7/17/2020 6/1/2020 $50 25 14-18
Canceled View Sacramento CA Sacramento 6/22/2020 6/26/2020 6/1/2020 $100 30 14-18
Canceled View San Francisco CA Burlingame 7/20/2020 7/24/2020 6/15/2020 $50 24 14-18
Canceled View Denver CO Denver 6/22/2020 6/26/2020 6/1/2020 $50   14-18
Canceled View Dover DE Dover 6/22/2020 6/26/2020 5/1/2020 $75 20 14-18
Canceled View Warner Jr DE Dover 6/15/2020 6/19/2020 5/1/2020 $100 20 14-18
Canceled View Ft. Lauderdale FL Hollywood 7/13/2020 7/15/2020 6/1/2020 $50 20 14-18
Canceled View Orlando FL Orlando 7/6/2020 7/11/2020 6/6/2020 $50 20 14-18
Canceled View Atlanta GA Atlanta 7/20/2020 7/24/2020 6/12/2020 $50 50 14-18
Canceled View Chicago IL Chicago 7/13/2020 7/17/2020 7/3/2020 $50 20 14-18
Canceled View Louisville KY Louisville 6/20/2020 6/26/2020 4/14/2020 $50 40 12-15
Canceled View Louisville ADVANCED KY Louisville 7/27/2020 7/31/2020 4/14/2020 $225 60 14-17
Canceled View Boston MA Boston 7/13/2020 7/15/2020 6/15/2020 $50 20 14-18
Canceled View Twin Cities MN Minneapolis 6/15/2020 6/19/2020 6/13/2020 $100 20 14-18
Canceled View Kansas City MO Kansas City 6/8/2020 6/11/2020 5/12/2020 $50 22 14-18
Canceled View Jackson MS Jackson 7/20/2020 7/24/2020 7/13/2020 $175 10 14-18
Canceled View Newark NJ Newark 7/13/2020 7/17/2020 7/1/2020 $75 28 14-18
Canceled View Las Vegas NV Las Vegas 6/8/2020 6/13/2020 5/22/2020 $100 15 14-18
Canceled View New York City NY Jamaica 7/13/2020 7/17/2020 5/1/2020 $50 35 14-18
Canceled View Cleveland OH Cleveland 6/22/2020 6/26/2020 6/7/2020 $50 25 13-18
Canceled View Columbus OH Columbus 7/14/2020 7/18/2020 6/1/2020 $75 25 12-15
Canceled View Oklahoma City OK Oklahoma City 6/8/2020 6/13/2020 5/29/2020 $0 30 14-18
Canceled View San Juan PR San Juan 6/15/2020 6/19/2020 5/11/2020 $50 16 14-18
Canceled View Memphis TN Memphis 6/22/2020 6/26/2020 5/23/2020 $50 50 14-18
Canceled View Houston North TX Houston 7/6/2020 7/11/2020 6/20/2020 $100 50 13-18
Canceled View Houston South TX Houston 6/22/2020 6/27/2020 6/6/2020 $100 25 13-18
Canceled View San Antonio TX San Antonio 6/15/2020 6/20/2020 6/1/2020 $50 25 14-18
Canceled View Virgin Islands USVI St. Thomas 6/28/2020 7/3/2020 5/31/2020 $50 35 14-18
Canceled View NOVA (Northern Virginia) VA Manassas 7/13/2020 7/17/2020 6/29/2020 $125 30 13-18
Canceled View Richmond VA Richmond 6/29/2020 7/4/2020 6/12/2020 $125 25 14-18

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, all ACE Academies have been canceled for the 2020 season. We are currently working to process refunds for all students already registered.  We look forward to serving you and your student in 2021. Contact us.

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National ACE Academy Director

GeoffBerry

Geoff Berry

National ACE Academy Director
Southwest Airlines - Captain

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