Summer ACE Academy Program

Overview

Come to the OBAP/TAI (currently OBAP/East High) ACE Academy and enjoy the summer as you fly high and learn about an exciting field that might change your career goals.

Guided tours of our rich aviation community include visits to FedEx Express, Memphis International Airport, Control Tower, The Memphis Air Traffic Control Center, Memphis Area Schools, Training Facilities, etc. Classroom, flight instructions, and seminars are given by FAA certified flight instructors and/or airline pilots.

Purpose

ACE stands for AVIATION CAREERS EDUCATION. The purpose of the academy is to expose young people to the exciting opportunities awaiting them in the field of aviation. While most emphasis is placed on Commercial Aviation, these teenagers are also exposed to other related fields such as Airport Administration, Aviation Medicine, and Space Science. The original “ACE Camp” Academy was established by the Organization of Black Airline Pilots (OBAP) in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration for the purpose of establishing an aviation knowledge base among a segment of America's promising youth who may not have ready access to such information.

The Academy is a unique, one of a kind, five day aviation indoctrination program for a selected group of motivated youngsters. The academy is usually scheduled in June and July. Applications forms are available online (scroll down).

Sponsors

Such an ambitious program as described above can’t be accomplished without a cost. Due to government budget limits at the FAA, this program is now sponsored by the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP), FedEx, Memphis Chapter of Tuskegee Airman Incorporated, and the Tennessee Air National Guard. Financial support and donations from companies, organizations and individuals can be regarded as long term investments in our youth. Applications are available online below under "Memphis Summer ACE Academy".

You can also help support this cause and many other projects sponsored by Memphis Chapter-TAI by joining the organization. To find out more about joining the Memphis Chapter, log on to www.taimemphis.org.    Our EMAIL address is taimem@aol.com.

Registration, Locations and Dates


Admission: Competitive, based upon student and parent responses, overall conduct and attitude.
Age Range: 14-18 years.
Slots available per Academy: 25-50 variable each year.
Cost: Currently Zero !!! to selected youth for the entire week.

Click on Academy links below to register and to obtain additional information on Memphis Summer ACE Academies:

Academy #1

The Memphis Summer ACE Academy #1 will be June 17-19, 2019

Memphis Summer ACE Academy #1

Academy #2

The Memphis Summer ACE Academy #2 will be July 8-12, 2019

Memphis Summer ACE Academy #2

Memphis Chapter - TAI
P.O. Box 381886
Germantown, TN 38183-1886