Openings Remain for EAA Air Academy Young Eagles, Basic Sessions in Summer 2011

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (Feb. 14, 2011) — Unforgettable aviation memories and new friends await students ages 12-15 this summer at the EAA Air Academy, a series of week-long camps designed to introduce young people to the aviation world.

Participants stay at the EAA Air Academy Lodge in Oshkosh, Wis., while completely immersed in aviation through a series of activities. Aviation instructors with more than 200 years of combined teaching experience help kids explore the world of flight through aviation studies, hands-on activities, flight simulation, and many more exciting activities.

“Kids will explore aviation through technical and learning classrooms, as well as hands-on experiences that give them life skills they can apply to their daily lives,” said Bob Campbell, EAA’s Manager of Museum Operations and Resident Education. “The camps are a week of non-stop excitement where fun and discovery combine for an experience that young people can find nowhere else.”

Openings remain for the Young Eagles Camps (ages 12-13) and Basic Air Academy (ages 14-15):

EAA Young Eagles Camp

• Session 1: June 13-17, 2011 ($600 EAA member, $675 non-member)

• Session 2: July 12-16, 2011 ($600 EAA member, $675 non-member)

EAA Basic Air Academy

• Session 1: June 19-24, 2011 ($800 EAA member, $875 non-member)

• Session 2: June 26-July 1, 2011 ($800 EAA member, $875 non-member)

• Session 3: July 5-10, 2011 ($800 EAA member, $875 non-member)

All camps and academies include instruction, materials, meals, and lodging at the EAA Air Academy Lodge. Transportation to and from Oshkosh is the responsibility of the participant. Scholarships are also available.

Visit www.airacademy.org for more information and to apply.

Due to their extreme popularity, both EAA Advanced Air Academy summer sessions for youth ages 16-18 are filled and are no longer accepting applicants. However, please call if you desire to have your child put on a wait list for either of the Advanced Air Academy sessions. Those on the wait list are accepted into the Advanced camps in the order they are received.

EAA embodies the spirit of aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA’s 160,000 members and 1,000 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to www.eaa.org. For continual news updates, connect with www.twitter.com/EAAupdate.

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