Texada Aerospace Camp - A Great ExperienceThis summer, the Texada Aerospace Camp returned to Texada Island, BC, to immerse youth from ages 10 to 16 in the basics of aviation and aerospace sciences.Peter Chick, Regional Maintenance Quality Manager for Jazz Aviation LP and Treasurer for Pacific AME Association, was there to lend a hand, taking time from his vacation to mentor youth from all over BC who have an interest in aviation.

Throughout the four-day program, participants learned principles of flight, parachute basics, aircraft radio operation, and aircraft construction and controls. Participants also had the chance to tour an airport to see different aircraft types and components and take turns in the flight simulator. Then, finally, they take to the skies for a familiarization flight.

This year the camp had 17 participants, many looking for their opportunity to move into the aviation world.

AeroSpace Camp lessons:
• Principles of flight
• Aircraft construction and controls
• Model aircraft flying basics
• Flight simulator instruction
• Wind tunnel testing the theory of flight
• Model rocket testing
• Parachute basics
• Astronomy sessions
• Solar power basics
• Aircraft radio operation
• Team research project
• Metal working
• Fire safety and operating a fire extinguisher
• How an airport works
• Familiarization flight in a real airplane
Do you want to lend a hand in bringing aviation and space science programming to life?

The Texada Aerospace Camp is looking for volunteers to continue through 2023. You can visit texada.org to learn more about the camp or contact Doby at dgart@telus.net.