Summer Academy Camps

Aviation Camp: Level 2

This camp is perfect for the student who is seriously considering flight training, but is not yet old enough to get a license. You'll explore advanced aerodynamics, weight and balance, and instruments, as well the areas of high-altitude flight and cross-country flight planning. In addition, we'll spend time learning about the national airspace system and give you in-depth knowledge of what it takes to operate a plane in North America. In this program, we'll specifically focus on the Cessna 172, which is the most popular training aircraft. You'll practice flying it in the simulator and learn to do a preflight inspection on the real thing! This camp is designed for older students and younger students who have previous aviation experience (Aviation Level 1, 5 hours of flight time, and/or other past experience with a focus aircraft). Open to ages 14-17. 

Course Information

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Course Date Info:

Dates TBA
Day and Overnight Camp Options Available
Extended care available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall
*Flight Day at Ben-Epps Airport in Athens, GA, is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, July 26, at 9am 

Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at their assigned residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in at the Georgia Center on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. This camp takes place each day at the Georgia Center, but students will travel around campus by foot or bus for specific activities, and by university vehicle for any off-campus field trips. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.


Day Camp - $350

  • Extended Day at Legion Pool until 5:30pm - $35

Overnight Camp - $750

Partial financial assistance may be available for students who need it. If you have any questions about the process, please call us at 706-542-3537 or email us at questions [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu.


Ryan Aquino is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he earned a degree in Finance from the Terry School of Business. He earned his private pilot's license at 17, commercial license by 18 and his CFI shortly after turning 19. He currently holds his commercial and certified flight instructor license for both single and multi-engine airplanes, and works as a pilot for Jet Linx Aviation, flying a Citation XLS. This is Ryan's fifth year as a Summer Academy Instructor. 

What you need for camp/program: 

A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.