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Build a Plane Camp in Carson

Build a Plane Camp in Carson

July 17, 2019

Students in grades 8 to 12 are invited to participate in a unique Build-A-Plane Camp at the Carson Airport in August.

Interested in building a real airplane?  Want to learn what it takes to build an experimental aircraft? The Build A Plane 2019 project is a 3 day hands-on day camp where students learn about piston, jet and rocket engines, have an opportunity to use tools to bend, cut, wire and learn techniques (flaring, tubing, burring) .  It includes a museum tour and an aviation/aerospace company tour, a chance to meet aviation professionals, and work on a Zodiac plane.  Open to students 8th-12th grade.  Seats are limited.  Sign up and confirm your seat. The deadline is now extended to August 5th.

Cost: $225
Class limited to 12 students
Dates: 9-11 August, August 9* optional
9-AUG 11:30 a – 2:30 pm **
10-AUG 8:30 a – 3:00 pm – YE flight (am)
11-AUG 8:30 a – 12:30 pm lunch included
+ parent permission required
** New addition: Lunches now included on 8/9 and 8/11

This camp is sponsored by Partners for Community, in partnership with Society of Women Engineers Sierra Nevada Section, and the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 403. Payment will go to Partners for Community a 501c3 organization that supports Youth Aviation Education.

Warm Up:
  • Aviation and Aerospace Industry and Careers
Build A Plane
  • Parts of A Plane
  • Reading the Master Plan/ Bill of Materials (BOM)
  • Build a Plan Project Design and Sequence
    • Sheet Metal Work Hands on Skills: Tubing, flaring, cutting, bending, soldering, wiring
    • Toolbox Construction [Students take these home]
  • R/C Aircraft Building Project  Model –  Wing Design & Build & Wrap
  • Build-A-Plane – Riveting
  • Instruments and Avionics – Electrical Project
  • Engines- Piston, Jet Engines and Rockets – Carburetor assembly, Overhaul
  • Structures and Wing Design – Bernoulli’s principle


Young Eagles Flight – Introduction to flight

  • Flight Log Book, Sporty’s Ground School
  • Pre-flight Check
  • Navigation – Manual, Maps and GPS
  • Instruments – Cockpits
  • Meet pilots – EAA Chapter house luncheon on Friday
  • Air Museum – Private Tour
  • Airport Manager – About Maintenance and Airport Operations

* Subject to change

Seats still available.   Partial scholarships may be available.  Send them to the registration form, and have them email me directly. Register for the August 9-11th Aviation Camp 
For more information on the Young Eagles Program, see
Upon registration, a confirmation email will be sent with logistics and detailed class agenda.
Proceeds benefit Youth Aviation and Robotics Programs and Teams
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