Aviation Day Camp
Design, Construct and Test Air Vehicles – NEW FOR 2017!
Entering Grades K-5
Full Day Only
January 2-5, 2018*
*4-Day session. No camp Monday, January 1.
Create and test a world of aviation inventions with Aero Engineer!
Leap into the Engineering Design Process and discover how makers the world over nurture new ideas and make them take flight. Meet a series of design challenges, from creating a better airport control tower to landing a space vehicle safely on an alien world. Work with small teams of campers to design, build and improve new ideas, and test them to prove their function.
Investigate the technologies used in modern aerospace, including simple machines, electricity, magnetism and more. Experiment with robotics, write a simple tablet-based app, work on a full-sized aircraft and fabricate parts using 3D printers.
Complete introductory test pilot training in the flight simulator lab, learning the procedures used by pilots to explore the flight of brand-new aircraft designs. Design and build unique structures using the giant blue blocks of the Imagination Playground, participate in a special paper airplane workshop and more in a thrilling hands-on adventure in aerial science and engineering.
Aero Engineer Camp Includes:
- Daily Design Challenges
- Simple Machines
- Circuit Electricity
- Introductory Robotics
- Make-an-App Designs
- Drone Simulation and Real Drone Flight
- FlyBrix LEGO-Derived Drones
- Paper Plane Workshop
- Introductory and Advanced Flight Simulation
- Computer Aided Design and 3D Printing
- Take-home RC quadcopters
- And Much, Much More!
Aviation Camp 2018
Current Camp Topics (JK-5)
Current Camp Topics (5-8)
All camps are located at the Hiller Aviation Museum at the San Carlos Airport.