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Louisville, KY (July 17, 2019) – The Louisville Regional Airport Authority is hosting the 2019 Louisville Aviation Camp on Wednesday, July 17 and Thursday, July 18 at Bowman Field Airport (LOU). This annual camp is conducted by the Aviation Museum of Kentucky.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for youth ages 10 to 16-years-old to explore aviation and gain hands-on experience,” said Dan Mann, Executive Director of the Airport Authority. “We are proud to not only introduce aviation and aeronautics to the next generation and let them learn about all that it offers, but also showcase Bowman Field. This is our opportunity to support and foster future pilots, navigators, mechanics, airfield operators and more at one of the longest, continuously operating general aviation airports in the country.”
During the two-day event, 36 campers will learn about a variety of aviation-related topics and co-pilot an aircraft with a FAA-certificated pilot (weather permitting). In addition to learning about the industry’s history and flight principles, they will examine aircraft and engine design, study flight planning technology, learn how to read aircraft instruments and aeronautical maps and practice on a flight simulator.
As part of the camp, there will be presentations from a Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport Public Safety K-9 Officer and a member of the NASA Solar System Ambassadors Program.
The 2019 Louisville Aviation Camp is full; however for more information about it or the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, visit www.aviationky.org.