Youths, from 12 to 18, from as far away as Texas and Washington, took to the skies this summer in F.I.T. Aviation’s two-week Summer Flight Camp. They learned correct terminology, how to read sectional charts and how to make a flight plan; practiced on simulators; and enjoyed field trips to the Melbourne Embraer manufacturing facility, Aerostar/JetBlue’s training facility in Orlando and the Orlando International Airport terminal radar approach control facility.
They also piloted planes to Kennedy Space Center, were filmed by NASA TV and featured in NASA’s Spaceport News. Flight instructors were Tennesse Garvey and Don Judy and aerospace educator Juliet Sisk. F.I.T. Aviation’s first Summer Flight Camp took place in fall 2009.