Registration Now Open for MDT Aviation Career Exploration Academy
Posted on April, 20th 2017
The 2017 Aviation Career Exploration Academy for high school students will be conducted in Helena on June 19th and 20th. The two-day resident camp will immerse students in wide ranging aspects of aeronautics that will include flights in general aviation airplanes; a tour of a state-of-the-art aerospace manufacturing facility; a visit to a hangar that is restoring an all-wood airplane from the 1930’s; visits to a static Boeing 727 flight deck, the Army Aviation Helicopter squadron, the cab of an air traffic control tower, and the aviation maintenance technician program at the Helena College. There will be an aerobatic demonstration flight, and demo flights by hang glider and paraglider pilots. Students will have the opportunity to speak with general aviation pilots of float planes, amphibians, and tail draggers at a fly-in at Canyon Ferry airport. The aerodynamics of hot air balloons will be presented in a ground school session and students will serve as ground crew for a tethered balloon inflation.
Applications are due June 2, 2017.
For more information about the academy please contact Harold Dramstad or call 406-444-9568.