Future flyers learn importance of math at Aviation Summer Academy

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The Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum recently graduated students from its 2013 Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy and Explorers Academy

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum recently graduated students from its 2013 Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy and Explorers Academy.

The week-long summer day camp recruits students 12-17 years old for its ACE Academy and students 9-11 years old for its Explorers Academy. Throughout the week students gain a glimpse into possible careers utilizing “STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills within the aviation industry.

This year, students participated in live demonstrations, a presentation by the Cape May Lewes Ferry, and tours of the FAA Technical Center, U.S. Coast Guard Base, Air National Guard, U.S. Air Marshals, and Air Station Atlantic City.

Other highlights included the Cape May County Sheriff’s department K-9 demonstration, a visit to the Atlantic City International Airport’s Air Traffic Control Tower and fly-ins.

Students were able to talk to pilots, engineers, air traffic controllers, college interns and other professionals to learn about the many career opportunities available in the aviation field.

The waiting list is already being filled for the 2014 summer academies. For more information, call the Aviation Museum at 609-886-8787.

Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum is located in Historic Hangar #1 at the Cape May Airport. Cape May Airport was formerly Naval Air Station Wildwood, which served as a World War II dive-bomber training center. The museum is dedicated to the 42 airmen who perished while training at Naval Air Station Wildwood between 1943 and 1945. The Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum recently graduated students from its 2013 Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy and Explorers Academy


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