Aviation Day Camp

Drone Engineer

Design, Build and Program Drones – NEW FOR 2019!

Entering Grades K-5
Full Day Only

Program Dates:

June 3-7, 2019
June 24-28, 2019
July 8-12, 2019
July 29-August 2, 2019
August 12-16, 2019
August 26-30, 2019

Explore the world of autonomous flight and aerospace design in Drone Engineer!

Investigate the Engineering Design Process and discover how inventors create new ideas and make them fly.  Experiment with electric circuits, simple machines, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and more to master the skills needed to build robotic devices.  Take on a daily design challenge using wind tunnels, flight simulators and more to craft new solutions and put them to the test.

Design, build and fly remotely piloted aircraft.  Train to hand-fly a range of drone aircraft, then use drag-and-drop programming to command one to fly autonomously.  Learn to fly racing drones in the Hiller Aviation Museum’s Drone Plex flight center using FPV (first person view) technology, then race through the Gallery and its aircraft collection in a thrilling final competition.


Aero Engineer Camp Includes:

  • Daily Design Challenges
    • Wind Tunnels
    • Air Power Rockets
    • Helicopters
    • High Performance Gliders
  • Drone Design and Construction
  • Drone Simulation and Real Drone Flight
  • Tiny Whoops FPV Drone Racing
  • Surface Robotics and Robot Programming
  • Introductory and Advanced Flight Simulation
  • Computer Aided Design and 3D Printing
  • Take-home RC quadcopters
  • And Much More!