Each summer, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Aviation Foundation's Air Academy offers Young Eagles everywhere the chance to come to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and learn all about aviation. The Aviation Camps provide youths ages 16 through 18 the chance to get hands-on experience in several aspects of aviation.
The EAA Advanced (16 - 18 years) Air Academy provides an atmosphere where mature students become totally immersed in the world of flight. Ground instruction and introductory recreation flight experiences highlight this action-packed camp. It combines "in-the-air" and "on-the-ground" hands-on activities. The EAA Advanced Air Academy also includes full participation (access to forums, flight-line and all associated activities) in EAA AirVenture Oshkosh - the world's premier aviation event!
EAA Air Academy Aviation Camps are supervised and administered by top-notch aviation instructors and enthusiasts who offer more than 200 years of combined Academy teaching experience. From the moment a participant arrives, the sky becomes the goal as a dynamic aviation experience unfolds and close friendships with fellow aviation enthusiasts begin. All camps are conducted at the at the EAA Leadership Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with the residence portion of the program at the impressive Air Academy Lodge.
Each year, for over a decade, EAA Chapter 62 chooses one or two exceptional youths to attend one of the EAA Air Academy Camps. Chapter 62 pays all transportation, tuition and room and board. This is a special event for young aviation enthusiasts, and Chapter 62 takes great pride in providing this opportunity. You can find more information about the Air Academy at http://www.youngeagles.org/programs/airacademy/. You can also check out the powerpoint presentation from our 2010 candidates.
The deadline for application to the 2019 Air Academy has past. An application form for the 2020 event will be available here later this year. The 2020 application deadline will be in November 2019.