The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Oklahoma City is hosting its fourth annual Aviation Career Education (ACE) Camp and we would like for your students to participate. ACE summer camp academies are one-week educational programs providing aviation education opportunities to your students. Our program will be conducted as a partnership with the Metro-Tech Aviation Career Center (our co-host), Will Rogers World Airport, Wiley Post Airport, Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), The Oklahoma Radio Kontrol Society (TORKS) and many others. Activities are described in the attached flyer. The ACE Camp will be held from June 21 through 25, 2010, 8:00 to 5:00 daily. The camp will be based at Metro Tech’s Aviation Career Center (5600 S. McArthur Blvd, Oklahoma City); however, there will be many off-site activities.
Please nominate two or three of your 7th and 8th grade students that would most benefit from a program like ours. Students who are especially interested in aviation would make good candidates, regardless of their academic standing. However, nominated students must show initiative, have good attitudes and be good citizens. And because there are several private aviation camps available to those families who can afford them, this is a great opportunity for those who can’t. Our camp is fully funded by sponsors, donors and volunteers, so there will be no cost to the selected campers and their families!
Each nominated student also needs to complete an application form. Your nomination letter and their application will be the basis for our selection. Nominations and applications must be received by April 30, 2010. You may mail or fax the nomination/application packets.
Letters to parents will not be sent out until the final selections are made; therefore, if you think any parent of a nominated student will have
reservations about allowing their child to participate, we are asking that you contact the parents prior to nominating their child. If you are unable to do so, please do not let that stand in the way of a nomination.
You will find a flyer with more details about all of the exciting activities planned for the camp and the student application at the web site www.ospe.org/acecamp. Your nomination letter should be no more than one page and should address why you think this child should attend the Aviation Career Education Camp this year.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to phone or e-mail: (405) 954-9305, Melissa.M.Graffigna@faa.gov.