WARBIRDS AVIATION SUMMER CAMP
16-20 July 2018
9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily (Groups 2 and 3)
9:00 am – 12:00 noon daily (Group 1 only)
The Military Aviation Museum is excited to hold its annual Warbirds Aviation Summer Camp July 16 through July 20th. 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, for both boys and girls, will feature 3 separate groups based on your child’s school grade. Detailed descriptions of the various groups are below.
GROUP 1 - CADETS (Grades 4 - 5)
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 warbirds.
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 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.
GROUP 2 - ACES (Grades 6 - 7)
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? Our summer camp will teach kids about the history and heritage of these wonderful aircraft, and the machinery behind them. We engage them with online dogfight’s using our flight simulator and showing them inside the cock-pits and bomb-bays of the planes. Learn from real fighter pilots from yesterday and today.
GROUP 3 - CAPTAINS (Grades 8 - 10)
Are you a rising 8th or 9th or 10th 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.
Learn the importance of fire safety and how to put out oil fires! Ride along with a real fire engine and explore the inside of our select warbirds!