Aviation Camp at Fernbank Science Center


Lockheed Martin Aviation Camp (LMAC) at Fernbank Science Center is a week-long activity-based camp that provides hands-on aviation experiences for rising 4th to 6th grade students.  The camp is packed with activities that help future aviators understand science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and technology (STEM).   More importantly, it will cultivate students’ sense of wonder, imagination, and creativity.  The activities will be held in the state-of-the-art facilities at Fernbank Science Center and will be taught by expert instructors.  Fernbank has a celebrated history of motivating and teaching the leaders of tomorrow and Fernbank’s aerospace programs have won national acclaim.  The three levels of aviation camp are described below.

Level One
Novice Aviators
Prepare for a smooth flight!  Novice Aviators investigate the history and principles of flight from kites and balloons to gliders and powered aircraft.  This level is for rising 4th to 6th grade students who have not previously attended Lockheed Martin Aviation Camp.
Level Two
Veteran Aviators
Veteran Aviators who have completed the Level One Aviation Camp are cleared to land at Level Two!  Explore the details of aircraft design, plot flight plans using Global Positioning Systems technology.  Participation in Level Two is limited to rising 5th – 6th grade students who have completed Level One of LMAC.
Level Three
Expert Aviators
Expert Aviators who attend this session will set their sights on rotary flight! Campers will have opportunities to use flight simulators to operate radio controlled helicopters in preparation for learning to actually fly the RC copters.  They will also fly full-scale helicopters on the Fernbank flight simulator. Level Three is limited to rising 6th graders who have completed Levels One and Two.

CAMP DETAILS

Where:
Fernbank Science Center
156 Heaton Park Drive, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30307

Dates: 
June 21 – 25 and June 28 – July 2

Times:
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Application: Click HERE to apply for Aviation Camp at Fernbank Science Center