Warbirds Aviation Summer Camp

July 11-15, 2016
9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily (Groups 2,3, and 4)
9:00 am - 12:00 noon daily (Group 1 only)

The Military Aviation Museum is excited to hold its 5th Warbirds Aviation Summer Camp July 11th through 15th. During this fun-filled week, children spend time at the Military Aviation Museum, among one of the largest private collections of flying vintage and reproduction aircraft in the world. They will have the thrill of getting up close to World War I and World War II era fighters, bombers, trainers and seaplanes, while they learn everything about them and aviation in general.

This year's camp will be feature a new format, with 4 seperate groups based upon your child's school grade. Detailed descriptions of the various groups are below.

Group 1 Description (Grades 4 - 5)
Group 2 Description (Grades 6 - 7)
Group 3 Description (Grades 8 - 9)
Group 4 Description (Grades 10 - 11)

Group 1- Cadets (9:00 am to 12:00 noon daily)

Calling all kids in rising grades Four and Five! Do you have a love for aviation? Do you snap your head to the sky every time you hear an airplane overhead? Are you constantly annoying your friends and family by quoting your favorite aviation film and bombarding them with an unending knowledge of airplanes? The Military Aviation Museum is offering an amazing chance to learn and be around historic war birds.

Get up-close and personal with famous aircraft such as the Fokker Triplane, Sopwith Camel, the P-51D Mustang, the Supermarine Spitfire, and the German Bf-109. Learn about the basics of flight with our Curtiss Pusher, the first aircraft to take off and land aboard a ship. Explore the wonders of propulsion with your very own homemade rocket.

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Group 2 - Virtual Aces (9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily)

Are you a rising 6th or 7th grader and like aviation movies, the roar of fighter planes? Do you fight the family over the History and the American Heroes channels? Want to know how the American fighters defeated the German air force? How about flying a simulated fighter plane and completing a mission? Have you seen up close a real warbird or sat in its cockpit?

The Military Aviation Museum is offering you the chance to learn about historic warbirds such as the “Red Baron’s” WWI Fokker Triplane versus Snoopy’s Sopthwith Camel, the British Hurricane and Spitfire versus the German Bf 109, and the Tuskegee Airmen’s P-40 and P-51 versus the German Fw190 seen in TV and in movies. How did the Navy’s Wildcat fighter defend the fleet at Guadalcanal in the 1942 battles? Why was the Corsair called the “Whistling Death” by the Japanese? See the bombay of the type of plane that President Bush flew? We will take you from knowing the planes to feeling the planes. Not just the story, but how they did it, and how you will do it again on a computer simulator. Learn from real fighter pilots from yesterday and today .

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Group 3 - Plane Captains (9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily)

Are you a rising 8th or 9th grader and want to get your hands on some real airplanes? Learn what it takes to keep these warbirds in the air, how to get them ready for flight, protect them from fire and how they are moved around the ramp or flight deck. Learn about the care and maintenance of these warbirds.

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Group 4 - Probees (9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily)

Are you a rising 10th or 11th grader with their head in the clouds? Ever dream about soaring above those clouds in a powerless glider? This just might be your summer’s best adventure. We will look deeper into the theory of flight to include gliding with the assembly and disassembly of a glider and cockpit orientation. Also included will be closer examination of museum aircraft. Hear from a professional aviation maintenance school instructor about aviation jobs in the future. The final goal is to provide the basic knowledge to move to the next step in the student’s quest in the aviation arena.

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This promises to be quite the experience and one that any young aviator surely won't want to miss!

Costs for this camp vary based on which group your child attends. Group 1 (4th - 5th grade) is $200 (regular price) or $150 (museum members). Groups 2, 3 and 4 are $400 (regular price) or $350 (museum members).

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To register your child, please fill out the online registration form here.

If you prefer, you may also download the registration form here.

All campers must turn in a medical release form on the first day of camp. This form can be downloaded here.