Aviation Day Camp

Flight Design Lab

Aerospace Engineering and Aircraft Design 

Entering Grades 5-8
Full Day Only – Includes Field Trip

Program Dates 2020:

June 8-12
June 29-July 2*
July 20-24
August 10-14

*4-day session, no camp July 3

Leap into the world of aerospace engineering, building aircraft, drones, robots, circuits and more in a high-tech adventure in design!

Start in the Hiller Aviation Museum Invention Lab, a unique maker space equipped with authentic tools of science. Learn to use computer aided design, 3D printers, infrared sensors and more to solve a range of design challenges.

Investigate circuit electricity and take the challenge to the next level, using Circuit Playground Express microprocessors to power electronic inventions capable of executing a variety of functions.  Code and operate flying Parrot Mambo drones and Cue multipurpose robotics platforms using drag-and-drop programming, and build a working take-home robot capable of executing programs input with pushbutton interfaces. 

Scale up the experience at the Museum’s Penguin airplane, a small airplane able to be assembled and disassembled by camp participants. Attach wings, stabilizers and control surfaces and rig all necessary control cables to gain exceptional insights into the function of different parts of an airplane and discover the engineering and mechanics required for each and every aircraft to take flight.

Observe high performance aircraft in a behind-the-scenes tour at San Francisco International Airport.  See modern engines and airframes close up and meet aviation professionals in a unique glimpse of the working world of aviation.

Flight Design Lab Camp Includes:

  • Group Disassembly/Reconstruction of Small Aircraft
  • Computer-Aided Design and 3D Printing
  • Drone Flight Simulation and Indoor Drone Plex Flight
  • Advanced Flight Simulation
  • Robotics Construction and Programming
  • Drone and Robot Programming
  • Robot Construction
  • CPE Circuits and Sensors
  • Field Trip to Bay Area Engineering Center
  • And Much, Much More!