15 Feb National Flight Academy Offers 3-Day Spring Break Camps
By Malerie Shelton-Mshelton@navalaviationmuseum.org
February 16, 2017 –Pensacola, Fl—The National Flight Academy, located aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, will host 3-day Cruise programs during spring break. Registration for the National Flight Academy’s 3-day Cruise programs are now open for fifth-12th grade students.
Students will apply science and math skills while planning missions; utilize large Newline interactive displays powered by Google Earth technology; learn to fly in the X-12B Triad experimental aircraft; eat in the mess deck and sleep in staterooms.
A variety of 3-day Cruise programs cover subject matter areas such as aerodynamics, meteorology and physics. The 3-day overnight program blends the culture and excitement of aviation and emphasizes workforce skills such as leadership, teamwork, critical thinking and effective communication. 3-Day Cruise programs open for the following dates:
- Sunday, March 19 – Tuesday, March 21. Registration closes February 19.
- Sunday, April 9 – Tuesday, April 11. Registration closes March 12.
- Sunday, April 16 – Tuesday, April 18. Registration closes March 19.
The cost for the 3-day Cruise programs is $399 per student and $350 for groups of 12 or more. For registration information and a complete breakdown of 2017 National Flight Academy programs, please contact the registration coordinator at (850) 308-8948 or visit www.NationalFlightAcademy.com.
About the National Flight Academy
The National Flight Academy, located aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola in Pensacola, Florida, is designed to address the serious concerns of declining Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills and standards in our country. The Academy’s mission is to inspire students who subsequently return to their parent schools and seek out the more challenging courses in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
The NFA is a self-supporting, tuition-based educational program. In order to make the National Flight Academy adventure a reality for as many students as possible, we are committed to a financial aid program that enables a demographically and geographically diverse student population to attend. We welcome support from individuals, corporations and foundations for both our scholarship program and general operation funds. The National Flight Academy, a program of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation Inc., is authorized but not endorsed or funded by the U.S. Navy or U.S. Government.
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