Aviation Camp for 8 -12 yrs
Aviation is a fascinating subject for many, but children are especially curious about the wonders of flight.
Encourage their dreams with a ticket for Aviation Camp this Easter.
Over the last eight years the team at Atlantic AirVenture have developed a range of activities for children with the result that some of our oldest campers are now flying for real. We are thrilled that AvKids Aviation Camp has nurtured them on their journey.
Our fun and educational programmes link with the SESE curriculum, Aviation Camps also count toward Scouting Ireland Air Activity Adventure Skills Badges Stages 1 – 4.
Atlantic AirVenture is part of the Discover Primary Science and Maths Discover Centre Network
About the Camp
We begin each morning with some ground school, learning about the science behind flight, Participants learn the basics of How Aircraft Fly, Controls and Instruments, Flight Planning, and how the weather affects flight. Then its off to the flight simulators for the daily flight exercise. The budding pilots will follow real world lesson plans and even get to complete a cross country flight following their own flight plan!
As part of Aviation Camp children have a chance to get up close and learn more about the Museum aircraft, Plus everyone can have photos taken in full flight gear and demonstrate how an aircraft life vest works for real.
The ultimate highlight of the week is always our full scale B737 NG Flight Simulator. Pilots will test their skill and judgment behind the controls for a 15 mile approach and landing into their chosen airport and weather conditions. It’s the dream camp for the young aviator!
Plus there’s an Aviation Model and Craft Camp in the afternoons, a fantastic chance to meet expert model makers and explore the craft more.