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Florida’s The Villages Daily Sun reports on a local weekend aviation camp for 4th and 5th graders. The camp, known as "Camp Wings," is free, annual and nonprofit, and is run by Chris Hoefly, who has been a pilot for 26 years.
In setting up Camp Wings, Hoefly wanted to share his love of flying and show children what it’s all about. During the weekend, the children learn about aviation through tours of airplanes, classes with pilots, aircraft demonstrations and computer simulators. One of the highlights of the camp is a three-leg, cross-country trip the students take in various aircraft on Sunday. The children also learned about aerodynamics and flying by working with and flying model airplanes.
And, the kids love it!