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AeroCamp to be held in Greenville, SC July 16 - 20th
GREENVILLE, SC - "This is the first time AeroCamp has been offered in this region," stated Alex Park, General Manager of Mint Air, a local Greenville, SC flight school. "The closest place that I know of that offers it is in Ohio!," Park added.
AeroCamp is designed to give young people a unique opportunity to explore the vast and exciting world of aviation and aerospace at their local airport, according to the Flight School Association of America, of which Mint Air is a member and therefore able to offer this professional program. The summer camp is designed for young adults in 6 to 12th grade. No previous aviation experience required.
According to the program, students will learn what makes an aircraft fly, how pilots use instruments, basic radio communication skills, about weather, rockettry, airport traffic patterns, basics of aeronautical charts and best of all 1 - 2 hours of actual flight time! This flight time can count towards future pilot training if the student wishes to continue.
AeroCamp will run from July 16 - 20th. It will be held at the Greenville Downtown Airport from 9 am to 3 pm each day. Only ten students will be in the session. More sessions can be added if the need arises.
"Our airport has never before offered a professional summer camp," stated Joe Frasher, Airport Director for the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU). "Through this camp experience, our local kids have a special opportunity to experience the science and awe of flight", Frasher added.
Pictured: Mathew Harmin, a 15 year old flight student from Greenville, SC
Mint Air is a full service aviation business which provides flight training, aircraft sales, management and rental. Mint Air is a dealer for the German light sport aircraft, Flight Design, which provides a less time consuming path for people to learn to fly. You just need a driver's license and light sport certificate which requires 20 hours of training with the aircraft, which is easy to fly and user friendly. For more information about AeroCamp, Mint Air, light sport aircraft and flight training please visit www.flymintair.com or contact Alex Park, General Manager of Mint Air at 864-631-1626 or email@example.com .
GMU is the busiest general aviation airport in South Carolina and is a self-sufficient entity with financial strength that doesn't rely on local taxpayers for funding. GMU is home to Greenville Jet Center, the largest Fixed Base Operation (FBO) in S.C., as well as more than 25 other aviation-related businesses creating 453 jobs that annually contribute more than $35.2 million to the Upstate economy. For more information about GMU please visit http://www.greenvilledowntownairport.com or contact Joe Frasher at 864-242-4777 or firstname.lastname@example.org