Los Angeles World Airports’ Aviation Careers Education (ACE) Academy is a FREE week-long motivational program designed to provide students with the basic understanding of career opportunities within the aviation industry, as well as general knowledge about Van Nuys Airport (VNY).
The program is open to all San Fernando Valley middle and high school students. Applications from students in other Los Angeles communities will be accepted. However, priority will be given to students in the neighboring area of Van Nuys Airport.
July 27 – July 31, 2009 (Middle School, 6th-8th grade)
August 10 – August 14, 2009 (High School, 9th-12th grade)
Past activities included tours of North Valley Occupational Center (aircraft mechanics school), city helicopter center and aviation companies specializing in medical emergency and corporate flight operations. Field trips to Los Angeles International Airport, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Helicopter Unit and the Alteon Boeing Company in Long Beach were a few of the locations where students experienced both cabin and flight simulators.