DOTD announces Aviation Career Education Camp | Events
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development’s (DOTD) Aviation Section is hosting the Louisiana Aviation Career Education (ACE) Camp Program. DOTD Aviation in partnership with LaAviator.com, Louisiana Airport Managers and Associates (LAMA) and Louisiana Airports will cosponsor four, week-long camps that are aimed at high school students between the ages of 15 and 18 considering a career in aviation.
The camps will be held in Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Monroe, and Natchitoches.
Participants will be introduced to a wide variety of aviation career opportunities -- from commercial pilot to airport management. They will participate in hands-on activities related to various aviation topics, such as power plants, flight instruments, airports, flight safety, aeronautical charts, airspace, pilot math and leadership training. The content of the material presented will focus on four major components: airplane and aviator, airport environment, weather environment, and airport design.
The camp will be held Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $200 per participant, with a maximum of 15 participants. DOTD’s Aviation section provides sponsorship opportunities with the submittal of an essay on a current aviation topic. Essays must be submitted by May 13 and the recipient of sponsorship will be notified by mail no later than May 20.
Essays can be submitted to the following address, and they must be accompanied by a DOTD essay submittal form, found at http://www.dotd.la.gov/intermodal/aviation/.
LA DOTD – Aviation Section
Attn: Danielle Gaylor
P.O. Box 94245
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9245
For more information, please visit www.dotd.la.gov, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call DOTD’s Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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