2024 Summer Schedule

Join Easton Airport’s ACE Program and Easton Composite Squadron – Civil Air Patrol (CAP) for summer learning activities.

CAP instructors will conduct the learning sessions at:
Easton Airport’s ACE Hangar, 29051 Corkran Road, Easton, MD 21601
Note: Activity 4 – Rocket Launch Day will be offsite, location TBD

Click each activity below to learn more:

What's included, things to know, and more...

Participants will receive materials needed for the activity, snacks, and bottled water. Activities are indoors/outdoors. Comfortable attire and sunscreen is advised.

The age range of students for summer ACE activities is middle school to early high school (12-16 years old). The number of students per learning activity is max 20 students. Parents/Guardians with multiple kids should sign up each child individually.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED ALONG WITH PARENT CONSENT. Once sessions reach capacity, we will transition to a waitlist and communicate accordingly. Prior to the start of the session, all participants, will be emailed a welcome letter with any updates on program specifics.

Session Schedule & Info

Activity One: Airfield Design

July 16 | 9:00-11:00 a.m.  – ACE Hangar

Students will be learning about different airport features. They will learn about the different areas and symbols related to an airport. The lesson will go over the importance of the need for the feature and why the feature is needed. Students will then design their own airport in a small team of 3-4 students. The teams will design an airport that incorporates important features that an airport requires for operation.
Students will land Styrofoam planes on a landing strip. Students will work as a team using fishing line to safely land the plane on the landing strip. The landing strips will vary in size which will change the distance that the plane has to land.

Activity Two: Paper Airplane/ Aircraft Characteristics

July 17 – 9:00-11:00 a.m.  – ACE Hangar

Students will work in a team to make a paper airplane. The lesson goes over the acquisition process of how companies buy planes for capabilities that the company desires in the proposal. The students will be assigned a different role when designing and building the paper airplane. After the building time all of the teams will compete to see who has made a plane that stays in the air for the longest amount of time. The students will also learn about the major and important parts of the aircraft. This will teach students about the different parts of airplanes.

Activity Three: Model Rocket Construction (Part 1)

July 23 – 9:00-11:00 a.m.  – ACE Hangar

Students will learn about the age of rocketry and the great pioneers of rocketry. The students will also learn about the parts of the model rocket. The class will go over the laws of motion. The students will build a model rocket for launch. The students will also get to decorate their rockets.

Activity Four: Model Rocket Launch Day (Part 2)

July 24 – (Offsite) Time and Location TBA

Students will get to launch their rockets. The lesson will go over safety on launching the rockets. We will be covering staying at a safe distance and paying attention during launches. We will also go over how to launch the rocket where an adult member will be running the launch set up. The students will learn how to pack their model rockets and then they will pack the rocket to have the rocket ready for launching.

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The ACE Program is supported by donations. Our non-profit partner is The Mid-Shore Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity (EIN: 52-1782373).

When donating, please be sure to specify “Aviation Career Education Fund”

Please make payable to: “Aviation Career Education Fund” and mail to:

Mid-Shore Community Foundation
102 East Dover St.
Easton, MD 21601


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